He gave the instruction in Abidjan, according to a statement issued, on Wednesday,y by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. Shehu said that the president made this known in an interactive session with members of the Nigerian community in Cote d’ Ivoire.
Buhari, he said, vowed to reduce the number of Nigerians heading for Europe illegally through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea by providing basic social amenities such as education, healthcare, and food security at home, Garba said in the statement.
According to him, the president said that all necessary steps would be taken to stem the tide of illegal migration by Nigerians.
He, however, noted that “it is very difficult to know the origin of the people who died, while attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean, because of lack of documentation.