By Aderogba George
Roost Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Thursday in Abuja, sensitised Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) on human trafficking menace, saying it is on the increase.
The orgaisation’s Executive Director, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, said there was need for wives of the uniform officers and their families to be aware of dangers of trafficking and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
She added that “the target of this programme is to create awareness for women who are in the uniform families, you must be cautious of drug trafficking, organs harvesting and arms smuggling. These crimes are on the increase.
“You must be cautious of job adverts which are not real, do not forward such to anyone if you have a suspicious mind about it.
“This is because some of them dwell most on organs trafficking, you must be aware of the tricks used by these people.
“Education must be made compulsory for our children, both at the primary and secondary, this idea will help to discourage many from going after unnecessary things, education is creating the right atmosphere for children.”
Okah-Donli, former Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), called on the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to step up tide in the area of orientating the minds.
She urged NOA to step up campaign to young Nigerians to awake their minds about immoral behaviours and vices.
She also called on uniform organisations to partner Roost Foundation in the area of campaigning against trafficking and SGBV and early marriage.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the sensitisation was a partnership by
Defence Headquarters and Roost Foundation.
The foundation is a counter trafficking, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) organisation, anchoring the campaign against the crimes and the need for people to guide against it.(NAN) (www.nannews.ng)