A drafting workshop on the domestication of the Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) Protocol in Nigeria was held in Calabar, Cross River State from 13 to 14 July 2012 for officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and other relevant stakeholders. The workshop was organized under the European Union (EU) funded project 'Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by Combating and reducing Irregular Migration that occurs, inter alia, through Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and SOM'. The participants reviewed the draft Bill on SOM in line with the SOM Protocol, which Nigeria has signed and ratified. The workshop also provided opportunities for the participants and seasoned experts on SOM to learn and share experiences on the modern realities and emerging concerns regarding migration in Nigeria. Prior to this drafting workshop, an opening session was held in Abuja on 28th June 2012. During the opening session, the Comptroller General of Immigration in Nigeria, Mrs. Rose Uzoma OON, mni remarked that coupled with the challenge of handling illegal migrants from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region, NIS was also faced with the challenge of the absence of a legal framework to curb SOM. Mrs. Uzoma noted that the Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the amendment of the Immigration Act. The drafting workshop was concluded with an agreement by key stakeholders that the draft Immigration Amendment Bill and the draft SOM Bill should be harmonised to produce a single Bill for consideration by the Federal Government.