Nigeria — Flow Monitoring Dashboard 26 (April 2019)
In Nigeria, FMPs were established in March 2017 in several important transit locations in Sokoto and Kano to monitor the movements of passenger buses to and from Niger. This dashboard is an overview of the data collected in these FMPs in April 2019. Results show that the daily average number of individuals observed in April 2019 at the FMPs in Nigeria was 1,560, a 36 per cent increase compared to March 2019. This decrease is reportedly attributed to restricted movements around the country during the recently conducted elections in Nigeria.In April, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon were the main countries of intended destination and departure of individuals passing through FMPs. In addition, the main types of flows identified were: short term local movements (43% of all flows); economic migration of more than six months (35% of all flows); seasonal migration (15% of all flows); and tourism (7% of all flows). Four main modes of transport were identified: travel by car (59% of all flows), bus (29% of all flows), bicycle (5% of all flows) and motorbike (5% of all flows). Nigerian (53%), Nigerien (38%), Chadian (4%), Malian (2%) and Cameroonian (2%) nationals were the main nationalities recorded this month.