Wife of the Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Mrs Mary-Maudline Uzoamaka Ogbonna Nwifuru has cautioned parents against sending their children outside the state for all forms of labour as she is geared to work with relevant agencies to clampdown on offenders.
She gave this warning during a road walk campaign organised by the State Government in collaboration with the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) 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” in Abakaliki.
The First Lady who noted that poverty and greed are the root causes why children are being trafficked, urged all parents to use the advantage in the administration of Governor Nwifuru’s free Education in both primary and secondary schools to send their children to school in order to avoid robbing their dreams, hope, and right to live a free life without exploitation.
She also expressed joy that Ebonyians have joined her initiatives and determination to end child trafficking, early marriage and other forms of child abuse in a bid to stop organ trafficking, maltreatment and molestation of the child.
She said: “Our children are been used in all forms of Illegal activities that is endanger their lives, because they are far from their home, in which they have nobody to report to”.
Other Executives in their sperates remarks – Barr. Sam Offia, the South-East zonal commander ( NAPTIP) and Mrs. Bertha Offor the Ebonyi State Commander, NAPTIP, Who appreciated the state Governor’s wife, Chief Mrs Nwifuru and other good people of Ebonyi State in their massive supports advocating to put an end to human trafficking in the State.
She also pleaded them to continue with their unalloyed support in line with the state government in the fight against all forms of human trafficking and Child Abuse.