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Oyo state to establish law against child labour, human trafficking


The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion in Oyo State, Alhaja Faosat Sanni, has disclosed that the state government is working in concert with the judiciary on the child rights law. She noted that the law would address the problems of child abuse and trafficking when it becomes operational in the state.

Sanni also stressed the need for stakeholders at all levels to rise against child labour and trafficking in persons for the collective good of the society.

Sanni, who spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Federal Secretariat, Ikolaba, Ibadan on Friday, noted that government alone should not be left to the task.

According to her, fight against child labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour of underaged is a complex task that requires holistic approach and management.

She added, “We are also working with the judiciary on child right law and when it is in place, I believe all these would be taken care of because it is just one aspect of child-trafficking.”

Chairman, Oyo State Steering Committee on Child Labour and state controller, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Clement Fatoki, commended the state government on its efforts in stemming the tide in the state.

He said both the state and the Federal Government were working with stakeholders in the fight against the scourge of child labour. Punch

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