Oba Ewuare Foundation Moves Against Human Trafficking, Illegal Migration

BENIN – Oba Ewuare II Foundation on Thursday organised a road walk to sensitise the people on the need to say no to Human Trafficking and Illegal migration.

The road show, which started from the Oba Palace, took the Ambassador and Queen of Ewuare II Foundation, Miss Ifueko Aideyan and her crew through major streets and markets in Benin City.
The crew also visited the Edo State House of Assembly where Hon. Roland Asoro, the House Majority Leader, promise that the lawmakers would support the efforts of the Benin monarch and Governor Godwin Obaseki, towards eradicating human trafficking in the state, adding that the House had passed a law criminalising human trafficking.
At the Government House, Benin City, the crew was received by Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor, who said that apart from payment of stipends to the Libya returnees, the state government had trained them in various skills and trades.
He commended the monarch for his support to the returnees and his zeal to eradicate human trafficking from the society.
Miss Ifueko Aideyan, the Ambassador and Queen of Oba Ewuare II Foundation, in her remark, called on everyone must join hands to stop human trafficking and illegal migration in the state.
She advised parents not to allow their children to be trafficked, pointing out that human trafficking is evil and the traffickers used fake promises to lure their victims.
Miss Aideyan said the Oba Ewuare II Foundation among others, provided free skills acquisition and vocational training for youths and victims of human trafficking, and urged them to key into the programme and acquire a skill that would provide them better source of livelihood.
Barrister Eseosa Eremwanarue, the Secretary to Oba Ewuare II Foundation and Private Secretary to the Oba of Benin, said the foundation was out to condemn the evil acts of human trafficking and illegal migration, pointing out that the Benin monarch was determined to eliminate the practices among the people as well as support the returnees with stipends to help them settle down.

Credit (Independent)