The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the government will track members of the human trafficking cartels in the state, including religious leaders and other individuals aiding the illegal trade.
He said part of the strategies to also halt the menace of human trafficking would be the development of a new social studies curriculum for students and an economic empowerment programme.
Speaking in Benin through the Chairman, Edo State Strategic Planning Team, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, Obaseki said the initiatives were in support of the Edo State Taskforce on Anti-Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration
“The state government is making efforts to track traffickers and native doctors, who are enriching themselves with the illicit trade. It has commenced public enlightenment campaigns on the issue, which is holding in markets and other public places across the state,” he said.
He stressed the need to educate the people, especially children in schools on the dangers of human trafficking and embarking on dangerous journeys across the desert and on the high seas.