Factsheet: Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria(ERN) Project

The Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria (ERN) Project worked to build on lessons learned and results achieved from the project “Initiative for Labour Migration, Employment and Reintegration in Nigeria and Ghana” (LMER) that was implemented from January 2019 to September 2020 and funded by the GIZ Programme Migration for Development (PME).

Over the past years, the governance framework for employment and reintegration in Nigeria has further evolved including through the National Employment Policy (2017), the National Youth Employment Action Plan (2021), the revision of the National Policy on Labour Migration (which includes return and reintegration) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on Return and Reintegration. Over the period December 2021 to April 2023 the ERN project worked to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders in Nigeria to provide advisory and support services to returnees and the local population in the areas of employment promotion, income generation and return and reintegration, and advance the generation of data and statistics.