The International Federation of Women Lawyers FIDA have joined the United Nations and national agency against trafficking in persons in the fight against this deadly scourge eating deep into the fabric of the world to ‘reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives.’
The state chairperson of Fida Ngozi Odunkwe Ighosebve while Fielding questions from journalist said ”We went to Rupokwu market to sensitize the women on the need to look after their children. ”we told them to ask questions when people come to them to take their children away for imaginary jobs, they should investigate where theses children are taken to, ask further questions like what kind of job and where is this job?
She said we need the actions and inputs of other NGOs with likewise interest to eliminate and prohibit the use of children for begging, domestic helps and child bread winners. We intend to synergise with these agencies to bring child trafficking to a complete halt.
We also urge government to implement the existing laws and for people to begin to break the culture of silence and speak up. If the child right acts laws are implemented to the letter parents will sit up.
Also The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Chinedum Orji, has advised youths of the State to remain back home and continue to exploit the numerous business and entrepreneurial opportunities in Abia and shun all the imaginary allures of life abroad painted by human traffickers whose only aim is to enslave their victims in grueling conditions once they are able to lure them out of the country.
The Speaker in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Jude Ndukwe, to mark the United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons which holds July 30 every year applauded Abia youths for reciprocating the efforts of Abia State government through their innovative endeavors back home which has put the state on the global map of business and entrepreneurship, he reminded them of the horrible tales told by those who were unfortunate to become victims of human trafficking warning them not to be deceived by the tales of rosy life anywhere as “anyone who works with honesty, dedication and the fear of God, will not need to be lured abroad for a non-existent better life outside.”
The statement also said the slavish conditions of those lured abroad by human traffickers are better imagined than experienced. Let no Abian allow him/herself become a victim of such tales of horror and regrets