Look before you leap – Eddy Duru says as RARDUJA cautions youths on illegal migration

The gospel against illegal migration by majority of Nigerians, was taken to FaithHouse Transformation Assembly, Owerri, last Sunday, where the President and Founder of RARDUJA International, Hon. Eddy Duru, stressed on the spate of trafficking and illegal migration of Nigerians to Europe and other parts of the globe.

Hon. Duru, who is a lawmaker in Hesen State, Germany, said cases abound where many of these illegal migrants die on the Mediterranean Sea or are taken into slavery, prostitution and other forms of social vices.

He however stated that RARDUJA does not discourage people from travelling, rather, it aims at informing people on the need to travel with the right documents.

Entertaining questions from some of the congregants, Hon. Duru informed that there is need for adequate planning and clear vision of destination, before one embarks on a journey abroad.

He stated that there are actually opportunities to school, work or visit the western clime, but, one has to follow the right steps and seek proper information, especially from the country’s embassy here in Nigeria or online, to avoid running into wrongs hands.

Speaking during the church service, the Pastor, Rev. Barr. Ikenna Emmanuel, admonished christians to join secular politics and make positive difference for the betterment of all Nigerians. He reiterated that the church has the mandate of accurate decision making, wisdom for direction, and exceptional leadership like biblical Daniel, among others.

In his short speech, the Imo state Commander of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Mr. Earnest Ogbu, enumerated the various roles of the agency in curbing the menace of human trafficking and cautioned the youth to be on the watch against ostentatious lifestyles of some of the so called “abroadians”, who may come during the yultide to entice them with material things.

Mr Ogbu revealed that there are both internal and external trafficking. According to, maltreatment of children, inflicting serious injury and child labour are all forms of internal trafficking and admonished parents and guardians to shun these vices.

Recall that RARDUJA International in collaboration with NAPTIP and other agencies, has been championing the fight against trafficking and illegal migration across the states in Nigeria for over two decades.