Human Trafficking: Oba of Benin drums support for NAPTIP



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

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

The first class said that the fight against human trafficking was a fight in progress which required aggressive advocacy and 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 , he said that it was not enough to 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 palace to seek royal prayers and blessings towards a successful as the new zonal commander.

She solicited for the monarch’s assistance in the areas of empowerment for survivors and land to the agency build a befitting office.

She noted that NAPTIP had recorded much success on the state in the fight against human trafficking since its inception in the state. (NAN)

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