A frontline traditional ruler in Ogun State Oba Olufemi Ogunleye, has advocated for inclusion of traditional rulers in the sensitisation of Nigerian populace in the regulated national policy to eliminate and prohibit human trafficking in the country.
Penpushing reports that, Ogunleye made the call at a training workshop tagged “Boot Camp” for Prevention of Human Trafficking in Nigeria, pointing out that any law designed to improve the society but fail to take into cognisance the culture of the people for which the law is being made may not be effective
The Towulade Akinale of Owu Kingdom representing Ogun State Council of Obas in the Task Force of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Person (NAPTIP) commended the Ogun State Government for recognising the traditional institution in the state as a stakeholder that should be carried along in the crusade to eradicate and prohibit human trafficking in our space.
Penpushing further reports that, the workshop is sponsored by United Nations agencies such as International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), among others, and it holds between Monday 19 and will end on Friday 23 September, 2022
The Edo and Delta States,it is recalled few days ago focus on human trafficking, adding that, as at today Ogun State has suffaced as an endemic state for the crime which calls for intensified massive awareness and eradication policy.
Penpushing also reports that, the anti human trafficking agency has requested the Ogun State Government for more proactive measures to address the issues
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