A Honorary Consul, Republic of Djibouti and Chieftain,SIGAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, has felicitated with the Republic of Djibouti on its landmark 40th independence anniversary, noting thethe country’s milestone achievements, in spite of the odds before it.
Afolabi, in a congratulatory message sent to the Djibouti President, Ismail Omar Guelleh specially lauded the country for both the political and economic feats achieved in the last four decades.
While acknowledging the various challenges the country has weathered through, Afolabi praised the resilience, courage and determination of its citizens, buoyed by the capable and dynamic leadership that the president has provided.
“The leadership style of the president which is manifested in his vision, dynamism and inclusiveness is worthy of emulation by all African leaders.
“His leadership drive has become a source of encouragement and inspiration, not only to the teeming citizens of the country, but also reverberates far beyond the borders of Djibouti. This has accounted for the nourishing and prosperous state of the country”, Dr Afolabi indicated further, promising to deploy his status to further strengthen business relationship between the country and the Nigerian business community.
In the meantime, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Thursday urged various governments to create enabling policies that would help countries yield positive benefits for labour migration.
Mr Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, in a report, said that the skills and experience from migrant workers should be recognised to better utilise their full potential.
Ryder said the main incentive for migration was finding a decent job, hence, policy choices matter greatly to improve labour migration.
He said that international community should enhance the governance of migration and find new ways to improve the lives and working conditions of migrants.
“About 74 per cent of all working age migrants – 150 million – are in the labour force and in search of decent work.
“If we are to foster the benefits of these movements for all concerned, our policy choices would matter greatly,’’ he said.
Ryder reiterated that Labour migration could yield many positive benefits when it was well-governed.
He advised leaders to fix policy gaps such as eliminating the high costs and recruitment fees paid by migrant workers which might lead to human trafficking.