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Nigerian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (NGC)

The Nigerian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration is open to everyone. We are there to assist if you are returning to Nigeria or if you live in Nigeria. You can receive information and advice on the following:

  • Job opportunities and training in Nigeria
  • Starting afresh in Nigeria if you are returning
  • Options for regular migration to Germany

You are welcome to visit the centres in Lagos, Abuja or Benin. It is best to arrange an appointment in advance, so that we have enough time for you. You can also call our advisors or send them your questions via email. You do not have to pay for this advice.

We can support you in developing job prospects and refer you to employers. Implementing your project ideas is also something we can help you with. We can gladly refer you to our partner organisation if you are seeking temporary accommodation after returning to Nigeria. You can also reliably turn to us if you are seeking psychosocial support.

The advice centre and its partners jointly arrange information and training events. We also help you find a job. Several training courses have been developed for this:

  • Career path training: this 2-day course improves your chances of finding a job. You are helped to recognise and describe your strengths. And you learn about entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Entrepreneurial cycle training: this programme helps you if you want to start your own company. You learn in very practical ways how to run and successfully manage a company or business.Short term technical trainings address a wide range of professions and business areas. These include craft activities such as shoemaking, bakery or sewing face masks as well as work in the service sector, for example in fashion design or website programming. We prepare you specifically for starting a job or founding a company in these areas.

In addition, together with our partners, we offer numerous other trainings, including digital training formats on digital topics. These include webinars on topics such as artificial intelligence, app development, digital marketing, block chain and cyber security. 

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Nigerian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (Lagos)

Lagos

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Nigerian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (Abuja)

Abuja

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Nigerian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (Benin City)

Benin City

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sandra Vermuijten

Head of the Advice Centres

I am a human rights lawyer with more than 20 years of international experience working on labour migration, social dialogue, gender policies, sustainable development, employment promotion and international labour standards. In Nigeria, we aim to develop and adopt innovative strategies to promote employment and reintegration, while building a strong network of local and international partners, supporting Nigerian youth to be best they can. We are a team of dedicated professionals and work in close collaboration with our Nigerian government partner, the Migrant Resource Centers of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

An interview with Sandra Vermuijten on how we work, can be found here.

Olayinka Elizabeth Adekunle

Coordinator Lagos

Seeking prospects in Nigeria or in Germany? Need information about training and work in Nigeria or in Germany? Or would you like to implement a project idea?

I manage the German-Nigerian Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Lagos. My team is happy to provide information and answer your questions. Each advisor knows Nigeria and Germany very well and is happy to help you. Contact us – we will gladly support you!

I studied in Germany and have worked in Germany and Nigeria. I can provide you with advice in Yoruba, English or German.

Blessing Alagbe

Advisor

I am happy to advise you at our advice centre in Lagos. I speak Yoruba and English. I have extensive experience in advising individuals who have returned to Nigeria.

Tolulope Olaiya

Coordinator Abuja

I coordinate our activities in Abuja and am happy to advise you at our advice centre. I speak Yoruba and English. I studied law in the UK. I returned to Nigeria after my studies and have been working in the migration and reintegration sector for several years.

Eseosa Okuku

Coordinator Benin City

I coordinate our activities in the Nigerian State of Edo. I am also happy to advise you there. I grew up in Benin and migration is a subject close to my heart. I speak Edo and English. I have extensive occupational experience in advising individuals who have returned to Nigeria.

Further opportunities

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  • Vocational training

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  • Basic course in service provision

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  • English as a second and foreign language

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  • Working without qualifications

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  • Basic course in construction technology

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  • Start-ups for women

    Here you can gain the basic knowledge you need for a start-up in your country of origin. This course is intended for women. It is kept simple and is also suitable for those who can't read or write.

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  • Basic course in job hunting

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  • Application training for new opportunities

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  • Basic course in working with wood

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  • Sales training

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  • Computer course

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  • Basic course in drinking water filters

    Learn the basics of operating drinking water filters for use in homes. Professionals give you valuable tips on clean water.

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    Here you can learn the basics of metal construction, e.g. understanding materials and handling different tools and machines. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Courses for work on building sites

    Would you like to learn to weld? Or work in construction? Are you interested in electrical systems? Skytraine International Limited offers various technical training courses.

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  • Help for people who have been (sexually) exploited

    Are you a survivor of human trafficking? Have you been sexually exploited? Are you looking for help? Pathfinders Justice Initiative (PJI) gives you free and confidential help.

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    The courses are specifically for men.

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  • Training courses on fish farming

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