.....says those behind the dehumanising trade will be handed over to appropriate Security Agencies: (NAPTIP) for prosecution.
By: Southwest-frontier News
The Senior Special Assistant to Oyo State Governor on diaspora affairs, Hon Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu(BASA) has noted that human trafficking is one of the biggest human rights challenges that mostly attack the vulnerable, strips them of their freedom and often their humanity, and commits them to a life that, for some victims, is a fate worse than death.
Hon Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu made the statement known to SOUTHWEST-FRONTIER NEWS today 30th July, 2021 in commemoration of the World Day Against Human Trafficking.
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The Honorable SSA Diaspora, futher reiterate that, the Oyo State Government under the watch of His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde will not condone or accept cases of trafficking of any of her citizen, as the Goverment will not relent in her efforts to ensure trafficking in persons ends for good in Oyo state.
While giving account of rescued victims, she noted that over 100 citizens of Oyo State were repatriated from May - October 2020 despite the prevalence of COVID-19, with support of the Oyo State Government. And there is an Anti Trafficking Task Force in place which was inaugurated last Year by His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde.
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The Citizens of Oyo State should be rest assured that Governor Makinde's led administration will continue to strengthened social awareness in communities to discourage trafficking and other forms of human rights abuses in the state. She said.