Human Trafficking: Edo taskforce takes campaign to Iguemokhua town
…as Mrs Obaseki commissions market
To penetrate the hinterlands with the campaign against human trafficking and illegal migration, the Edo State Taskforce Against Human Trafficking has stormed Iguemokhua town with messages of the dangers posed by the menace.
Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, represented by the chairperson, Edo State Taskforce Against Human Trafficking, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe led the campaign train to Iguemokhua town in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state, impressing on the people that it was dangerous to expose their children to the hazards of illegal migration to Europe by land.
Officials of the taskforce distributed information materials and spoke to different categories of persons, including teenagers, parents and traditional rulers, among others on the dangers of human trafficking.
Mrs. Obaseki also commissioned market stalls at Iguemokhua, which were renovated by the Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, who hails from the town.
Mrs. Obaseki lauded the initiative and said that “It would provide decent environment for the people to carry out their trading.”
Hon. Osemwegie-Ero, said, “I will do more to attract projects to the town. I embarked on the building of the market to fulfil my promise to assist traders with decent place to carry out their trading.”
The Odionwere of Iguemokhua Town, Mr Omozuwa Ekhorutomwen expressed appreciation to the commissioner for his effort to attract projects to the town.