The Abedorc Promotions Inc. headed by a renowned event promoter, Prince, Yinka Farinde is to host the much awaited and talked about 3rd Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) global migration summit is to be hosted in Toronto, Canada.
The summit with the theme: “Exploring the Benefits of Migration Post Pandemic Era to Retool the Global Economy”, will hold between October 1-10, 2022.
A statement signed by the President/Executive Director of the JIFORM, Dr. Ajibola Abayomi, confirmed that Theresa Jacob, a German and an executive member of the Home For the Needy, Germany has been appointed Secretary in charge of communication for the summit while Dr. Williams Azuma Ijoma, a Togo base JIFORM Francophone Coordinator was named as the official French translator.
The JIFORM President said the summit was organised to enhance the capacity of the media practitioners and other stakeholders on the dynamism of migration and its importance to the development of the economy and humanity.
Worried about the series of misgivings on migration concepts, Ajibola Hhinted that the JIFORM would present a book on migration reportage at the conference to be distributed to millions of journalists and migration advocates across the world.
He informed that the summit will be unveiled by the former Secretary to the Government of Canada who also served as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Hon Gerry Weiner with the Premier of Ontario, Hon Douglas Robert Ford Jr. MPP and Prof. Patrick Lumumba, a foremost Pan Africanist from Kenya as keynote speakers.
Guest speakers include : the Minister of Labour and Social Security Sierra Leone, Dr. Alpha OsmanTimbo, Nigeria’s Minister for State Labour and Employment, Chief Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Director Asia Migration Forum, Mr. William Gois, Prof. Byron Price from the City University, USA, member African Union Labour Migration Advisory Committee from Ghana, Dr. Princess Asie Kabuki Ocansey, the Director Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, Malaysia, Ms. Philomena Gnanapragasam,
Others are: Chairman, Nigeria House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, Partner & Chief Economist, PwC, Dr. Andrew.S Nevin, Director Cross River State Migration Control Agency, Dr. Michael Nku-Abuo and Folorunsho Abumere, the Chairman Home for the Needy.
Organisations listed for participation included International Organisation for Migration (IOM), First Friday, Canada and Ravyo Travels Limited.
JIFORM with over 300 journalists covering migration across the continents has been organising an annual global migration summit since its inauguration in 2019.
The body organised the maiden African Migration summit in partnership with the Nekotech Center of Excellence in Accra in 2021 while it premiered the West African Media Migration summit in Togo on June 23, 2021.
The JIFORM Intercontinental Migration Summit is to be hosted by the Medgar Evers College, City University, USA between November 2-4, 2022 in Brooklyn.