For every Nigerian youth that genuinely desires a better life, in the midst of a challenging environment and dwindling hopes and fortunes at home, this book will help you:
Discover the dangers of irregular migration...
Access to legit ways to travel abroad for school or work...
Insights on how you can "make it" in your home country
Avoid falling victim of traffickers who place adverts of fictitious job offers abroad and promises of easy visa...
Recognize 3 common traps predators employ for illegal migration and human trafficking...
Support for traumatized returnees...
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Praise for Chasing a Mirage
Chasing a Mirage seems like a fictional story but it is indeed a real life and personal experience of the author's 'journey to and return from hell' which should be read by all.”
Lekan OtufodunrinEditor, Online and Special Publications, The Nation Newspapers
“Osita's experience as documented in this publication reveals the degree to which young Nigerians and indeed other youths from less developed economies can go to in their quest of “bettering their lives”.
Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs
“...a well researched and insightful analysis into the dark world of irregular migration and human trafficking. A must read book for members of the civil society, travelers and the general public.”
Mr. Tony Luka ElumeluFormer Head of Protocols Nigerian Immigration Service and Present Head of MigrationDesk Ecowas Commission
“Remarkable! A heartfelt tragic experience of many Nigerians! The Desert journey to overseas has led to nowhere and destroyed many. Osita survived to rescue both life and human resources.”
Comrade Osita Osemene is the Founder and National President of Patriotic Citizen Initiatives, a non-governmental organisation.
His passion for humanity has been felt in his advocacy campaigns towards stranded Nigerians during the Libyan crisis, neglected Libyan returnees in Edo State, Nigeria, as well as his unending quest towards the welfare of Nigerians in Diaspora, especially those stranded in prisons and facing all kinds of dehumanizing acts across the world.
Comrade Osita Osemene is currently using his indepth experience in his 91 day journey through the Sahara desert to preach against youthful desperation, irregular migration, and trafficking of all sorts, and the quest of getting quick wealth outside the shores of Nigeria. He is a graduate of Industrial Mathematics from the University of Benin, and he is happily married.
Yvonne Awosanya-Adefajo nee Oshiobugie is a creative writer whose writing career started in 2001 when she won the third place award in Longman Publishers' Novel Writing competition.
She was also a participant of British Council's 'Telling Stories' and 'Crossing Borders' writers' workshops in 2004 and 2006 respectively.
She has scripted several television shows, and is a producer for Inspire Africa's 'Moments with Mo' and 'Naija Diamonds'. Yvone is happily married.
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