Ngozi Adeleke, who is the wife of the governor of Osun State, has announced that she is willing to collaborate with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
Adeleke made this information public on Tuesday while the NAPTIP Zonal Director Effeh P. Ekrika was in attendance.
Adeleke, who stated that justice and equity need to be the watchword, stated that she is devoted to the struggle to stop the trafficking of women and children. Specifically, she stated that she is committed to the war to stop the trafficking of women and children.
She disclosed that some time ago, she had learned that some women had been recovered from Libya; but, to her utter astonishment, the number of rescued women from Osun was higher than from any other state in the country.
“The turn of events left me feeling shaken and concerned.
“I shall be working in collaboration with NAPTIP. I want to reassure you that my office is always open, and that I am eager to do anything I can to put an end to the trafficking.
“I also want to assure you that the governor will be kept apprised of this most recent development,” the speaker said.
“It breaks my heart to watch people being trafficked, especially women and children, especially young girls who are tricked into prostitution or forced to beg for money.
“The abomination that is the trafficking of women and children would have to come to an end.
“My office would promote the advocacy, and we will partner with NAPTIP,” she stated.
During his remarks, the NAPTIP Zone Director stated that the organization is working in collaboration with the various security authorities in an effort to put an end to the trafficking of women and children once and for all.