OrderPaperToday – Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe (APC, Oyo), has said plans have commenced to rally stakeholders, especially wives of state governors, to enhance Nigeria’s fight against human trafficking.
She made this known today in an interview with newsmen as part of activities marking the 2020 World Day Against Trafficking of Persons.
Akande-Sadipe expressed worry over the high level of trafficking and invited wives of governors to rise against the scourge and other vices against females, adding that “the best way to eradicate this evil among us is to work in unison. Wives of governors should use their offices to advocate against this act.”
Akande-Sadipe revealed that her recent meeting with the wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, yielded positive enthusiasm which showed that there could be fruitful collaborations to bring this embarrassing scourge to an end.
She said: “This action will ensure that we build awareness in our various states and discourage and educate parents and our girls on the risk of foreign domestic servitude and the lies of agents who end up trafficking them into dangerous situations.
“We would ensure that the collaboration focuses on rehabilitation, engaging effective sensitisation, workshops and seminars across communities, schools, churches, mosques markets, and other public places.”
Mrs. Sadipe also thanked the Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ambassador Goni Modu Zanna Bura, who recently came to the aid of 30 Nigerian girls in Lebanon, who were forcefully ejected by their landlord.