Human Trafficking: Oba of Benin drums support for NAPTIP

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Human Trafficking: Oba of Benin drums support for NAPTIP

By Deborah Coker

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare11, has promised to partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) through advocacy and empowerment in the fight against human trafficking.

The Oba made the promise on Friday in his palace, when the new Zonal Commander of Benin zone, Mrs Ijeoma Uduak, paid him a courtesy visit.

The first class traditional ruler said that the fight against human trafficking was a fight in progress which required aggressive advocacy and empowerment to dissuade both rescued survivors and others from indulging the act.

He therefore pledged that the palace and his foundation, the Oba Ewuare11 Foundation, would partner with the agency in the state in that regard.

Harping on empowerment, he said that it was not enough to rescue and rehabilitate survivors, but that they also have to be empowered so as to engage them.

Earlier Uduak, had said that she was in the…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria