To advance understanding of how migration shapes our world and is shaped by broader development processes. To provide knowledge-based foundation and framework for understanding, management and governance of migration in our nation and world.
The objectives of the Centre shall be among others to:
Promote and coordinate activities that will create awareness about issues of migration as they affect the people and the nation;
Build capacity through short-term training programmes in specific areas of migration;
Promote research activities on migration related issues from a multi-disciplinary and comparative scholarship approach;
Promote research and awareness on the issues of forced migration and internal displacement of persons;
Host visiting scholars of migration;
Inform and advise on the formulation, implementation and monitoringof national policies on migration;
Collaborate with relevant institutions, ministries, departments and agencies and organizations and individuals working on migration and related issues;
Produce independent evidence-based reports with concrete recommendations to improve immigration, refugee protection and integration systems, policies and laws;
Educate the Nigerian public on the evolving dynamics of migration;
Convene consultations, dialogues of diverse groups in order to meet migration-related challenges in a sustained way.