World Trafficking Day: HDI tasks govt on laws to prohibit technology promoting human trafficking | The Guardian Nigeria News


Human Development Initiatives (HDI) has said to successfully combating human trafficking in Nigeria will depend on how law enforcement agencies such as National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NATIP), the Police, the criminal justice system and others can leverage technology in their interventions, the reason it called on the government to step in as a regulator of the tech industry to make laws that prohibit the misuse of technology to promote human trafficking.

The Executive Director of HDI, Mrs Olufunso Owasanoye said this in a statement on Saturday to mark this year’s World Day Against Trafficking In Persons celebrated every July 30

Owasanoye noted that this year’s theme exposes how traffickers exploit technology to perpetrate their illegitimate trade, as traffickers now employ the internet and digital platforms to deceive, exploit and manipulate victims of trafficking.

“They deploy these platforms to organise transportation and shelter, contact…

Source: Guardian Newspaper