Migration between Nigeria and her francophone neighbours is a very pertinent and sentimental issue as the people are historically, culturally, ethnically and socio-economically intertwined. Nigeria has always adopted cooperation rather than confrontation even in the face of provocation. It is this attitude that has always eased off tension and even wars with neighbours. Nigeria has persistently been guided and occasioned by her policy of concentric circle. This paper therefore underscores the content and nature of cross-border migration between Nigeria and its francophone neighbours (Cameroon, Chad Republic, Niger Republic and Benin Republic). It also examined the policy challenge of the pervasive menace of illegal migration. It is recommended amongst others that Nigerian government should as a matter of necessity and urgency initiate a more functional Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on General Agreement on the Movement of Persons (GAMP) with her francophone neighbours to reasonably curb the existing trend of illegal cross-border migration.
Cross Border, Migration, Nigeria, Francophone Neighbours, Policy
Okorn Felix Tabi , Ndum, Victor Etim (Ph.D) "Cross Border Migration between Nigeria and Its Francophone Neighbors: Policy Challenge" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 11 2020 Page 304-311
Okorn Felix Tabi , Ndum, Victor Etim (Ph.D) "Cross Border Migration between Nigeria and Its Francophone Neighbors: Policy Challenge" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(11)