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 is a talented author and passionate storyteller with over two decades experience in writing and editing. Her career began in 1999 when she won the Longman Publishers Creative Writing competition. She also participated in British Council’s Telling Stories Workshop and Crossing Borders correspondence writing course in 2003, and 2005 respectively.
She has written for television, and has been published across several print and online platforms. She is a Youth Mentor, and Leader, and co-founder of WiMo Publishers, where she leads a team of passionate and highly skilled creative professionals that help authors find their stories, and polish them into masterpieces.
She is also the co-founder and President of Scholamania Readers and Writers Club, an organisation that is focused on raising next-generation leaders through cultivating reading culture. In 2018, she launched a book-reading tour across 200 schools in Lagos and Ogun States. She is happily married with three kids, and hopes to change the way the world views Africa by telling our stories, the way they should be told.
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