GOVERNOR’S WIFE, OTHERS JOIN CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ABIA

REPORTER: PEACE AGBO

The wife of the Abia State Governor, Mrs. Priscilla Otti, has called for concerted efforts among government, religious organizations and other relevant agencies to support the fight against Trafficking in Persons.

Mrs. Otti made the call in Umuahia after a one point five kilometer walk organized by the Abia State Government as part of activities lined up to commemorate the 2023 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, with the theme “Reach every victim of Trafficking, Leave no one behind.”

Mrs. Otti represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Affairs, Mrs. Chinwe Onyeukwu, said that the fight against trafficking in persons must be won at all cost and described it as a grievous crime against humanity which totally violated human rights law.

According to the wife of the governor, trafficking in persons poses a serious threat to safety, security, lives and rule of law in the society.

Earlier in her speech, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Reduction in the state, Mrs. Blessing Felix, said that trafficking in persons could be best described as an affront to humanity.

Contributing, the Abia State Director of National Orientation Agency, Mrs. Regina Iroha, said that public education was a good starting point in the move to stop all forms of trafficking in persons.

Also, the Special Adviser to Governor Otti on Public Communication, Mr. Dodo Okafor, appealed to the people of Abia State to align with policies and programmes of the state government aimed at eradicating trafficking in persons in the state.

The World Day against Trafficking in Persons, is an annual event that holds on July 30 to raise awareness and strengthen the campaign on the need to stop trafficking in persons.

EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU

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