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Ooni Of Ife Demands End To Human Trafficking In The Country

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has called for government reforms and concerted efforts from stakeholders to end human trafficking, especially of the girl-child.

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Oba Ogunwusi made the call while addressing journalists at a press conference to herald the #SayNoToSlavery campaign being championed by Damilola Falomo, a victim of human trafficking.

Falomo, who has trafficked to Oman six years ago, through her foundation is leading the campaign against human trafficking, especially of the girl-child.

The campaign tagged #SayNoToSlavery is targeted at students of secondary schools across Ogun state.

Ooni while addressing newsmen, advocated stiffer punishment for human traffickers, saying tackling the menace must go beyond just setting aside a day to celebrate “human trafficking day”.

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Oba Ogunwusi said he and his queen, Olori Aderonke Ademiluyi-Ogunwusi have been advocating compulsory girl-child education through the Queen Moremi Ajasoro Initiative to tackle trafficking of the girl-child.

Ooni who spoke through Sanni Omogbolabo, the mother of culture in Ife, said, “Over the years, I have taken it upon myself to fight this scourge to a standstill, and through the Queen Moremi Ajasoro Initiative, see to the overall growth, wellbeing and development of our children.

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“I believe in addressing human trafficking and slavery amongst our people, as attention should not only be called to it only on days set aside to celebrate the day, but rather, concerted efforts towards engaging key stakeholders; as often as possible.

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