Eighty-three persons have been rescued from trafficking in Ondo State in the last three years while three suspected traffickers are currently being prosecuted at various courts in the state.

The Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli made this known when she paid a visit to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Akure.

Mrs Okah-Donli who is in Akure for the training of members of the NAPTIP taskforces against human trafficking in Ondo and Ekiti States said Ondo State was strategic in the fight against trafficking hence the plan by NAPTIP to establish a state command in Akure.

The NAPTIP Director General said the taskforces had been set up in fourteen states of the federation with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Responding, Governor Akeredolu emphasized the need to re-orientate the youths in the country on the value of human dignity and pride.

The governor commended NAPTIP for its achievements so far, urging it to do more in rescuing youths from traffickers.

Leke Adegbite


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