Jul 17, 2014, 10:32 AM
Mr. Daniel Osagie, the Director of Lamin Institute of Professional Studies (LIPS) has urged Gambian youths to desist from illegal migration and venture into productive skills to contribute their quota to national development.
According to him, The Gambia has lost a significant number of young people who undertook perilous journey to the
Director Osagie made this statement at a one-day symposium on "Operation no back-way to
The symposium, which was organised and funded by LIPS, aims among others, to enlighten youths on the importance of skills and knowledge acquisition.
"Our youths are still embarking on the dangerous journeys to
According to him, such ill treatments are inflicted on them by so-called advocators of democracy and human rights.
He noted that LIPS has deemed it fitting to organise such a symposium to complement government's efforts in the fight against illegal migration.
For his part, Mr. Baboucarr Jabbie, the Guest speaker at the occasion, described illegal migration as a horrible venture in which young people who are the human resources of their countries risk their lives.
According to Mr. Jabbie, latest report by the International Organisation has stated that in 2005, the population for global migration was 192 million.
He noted that in the sub-Saharan
Mr. Jabbie added that the objective of "Operation no back-way to