Dogara Tasks Govts To Support Fight Against Human Trafficking

Dogara Tasks Govts To Support Fight Against Human Trafficking
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By Aderogba George

Speaker of the House of Representative, Mr Yakubu Dogara has called on
government at all levels to always support the fight against human
trafficking in Nigeria.

Dogara said this in his address at a book presentation on Udukh: The
Surrogate Daughter written by Lois Otse Adams on Saturday, March 3, in Abuja.

Dogara was represented by Mrs Omosede Igbinedion, member representing Ovia
NorthEast and SouthWest Federal Constituency, Edo State.

The event was organised by Stars and Styles Communication and Publishing
Company Ltd in collaboration with the National Agency for the Prohibition of
Trafficking In Persons, NAPTIP.

According to him, the call has become important because trafficking put
Nigeria in bad light among the comity of nations.

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“We have the problem of trafficking here and this has painted Nigeria
negatively, been the largest number of individual trafficking in the world.

” Therefore, we have to face this problem head on and the only way to do
so is to support the cause against trafficking in persons.

“We have a vital role to play in lending our voice to support the fight
against trafficking and that will go a long way in curbing the menace,”
Dogara said.

Earlier , the representative of NAPTIP, Mr Arinze Orakwue, promised to
partner with other stakeholders in the fight against trafficking to achieve
meaningful goal.

Orakwue who is the Director of Public Englightment in NAPTP commended the
publication of the book to apt.

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“It will help to promote the awareness on the fight against trafficking
from where it was to greater height.

” We hereby enjoined more people to write to move the fight forward,” he

In a review of the book, Prof. Mabel Erioyuvmen, a lecturer of the
University Abuja described as a literary piece that showcase the life of a
traffic persons under traffickers.

According to her, Udukh means ‘a lost soul cannot be redeem and a battered
one cannot be mended.

“There is the need for intervention support, because to rely on Federal
Government alone cannot yield desire result, therefore the need for
collaborative support,” she said.

Meanwhile, the author of the book, Mrs Adams said the initiative was borne
out of the need to sensitize people on dangers of human trafficking.

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“What i want to achieve with this book is to sensitize Nigerians about
dangers of illegal migration, human trifficking and also promote decent
living especially for the girls child

The high point of the event was the launch of the Udukh Foundation and
public presentation of the book. (NAN)


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