HUMAN TRAFFICKING- A CRIME EXACERBATED BY POVERTY

 

July 30th 2019 was celebrated globally as World Day against Trafficking in Persons with promises by local and global actors in creating and ensuring sustainable mechanisms in tackling Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants which has left able bodied youths either languishing in a disreputable prison in Libya or perished in the Mediterranean Sea. Described as a crime which violates the human rights of victims, Human Trafficking is one of the world’s nefarious crimes with profits in billions of dollars. However, the pull factors responsible for human trafficking are linked to Government at all levels malfeasance to provide the simple needs of her citizens.

Nigeria would continue to be a source country for human trafficking and vibrant youths would never cease to be susceptible to human trafficking if they do not have opportunities to move their lives in a secured direction. The onus lies on the Government to critically address poverty particularly in rural communities as well as channel the nation’s huge resources in the right directions for even generations yet unborn to benefit only when this is done will young people stop risking their lives to take a boat to Europe. Hence, the need to critically address and begin to implement the 2019 theme- ‘Call your Government to Action’.

9 Comments

  1. Tunde Ojo
      September 4, 2019 at 11:37 PM

    Well Articulated Write-Up

  2. Sunday Ajiseye
      September 4, 2019 at 11:39 PM

    CSOs are the ones to put Government to Action. WGCCEO Wella Done

  3. Yemisi Opawale
      September 5, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Quality write up @WGCCEO,you are really doing a great deal of work

  4. Dr Ijeoma Nwanko
      September 5, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Human Trafficking continues because young people do not have opportunities coupled with the absence of basic infrastructure.If all of this continues, then Nigeria as a country is not serious in tackling human trafficking

  5. Dr Ijeoma Nwanko
      September 5, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Human Trafficking continues because young people do not have opportunities coupled with the absence of basic infrastructure.If all of this continues, then Nigeria as a country is not serious in tackling human trafficking

  6. Ayomide Okoro
      September 15, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    I am of the perspective that Social Protection for people in rural communities is a strategy in tackling Human Trafficking

  7. Hajara Abubakar
      September 15, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    This is a simple but well written article.

  8. Chinyere Odinaka
      September 22, 2019 at 3:29 AM

    I love your social media pages

  9. Bose Mustapha
      September 22, 2019 at 3:30 AM

    wgcceo,sky is your starting point.

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