NAPTIP holds community dialogue with Eketedo community on child labour, human trafficking

The National Agency For the Prohibition of Trafficking In Person (NAPTIP) has held a dialogue with Ekotedo community on child Labour, human trafficking and violence against children with a charge to desist from hiring domestic workers that are under age, and all forms of violence against children.

NAPTIP boss, Oyo State chapter, Akanya Augustine who came along with other NAPTIP officers – Mr Alfred kayode, Ayinde Olusola and Awotunde Esther admonished the residents that only people above 18 years should be hired as a domestic servants.

According to  Akanya, “no one should employ children who are under age as domestic workers and if anyone has to do so that child must have at least basic education and must be taking care of as your own children.

The appropriate thing to do is to employ people above 18 years who know their rights and obligations and right channel must be followed.” He said.

He spoke further that is against the law to traffic anyone be under or over age from one place to another without the consent of family or parents of the person involved, adding that most people do this illegally by deception just to achieve their aim, warning that whoever caught in this act will face full wrath of the law.

In his reaction, the Chairman Ibadan Council of Baales, who is also the Baale of Ekotedo, Elder Taiye Ayorinde appreciated the efforts of NAPTIP official for educating the entire community on how to go about hiring a domestic workers and the rules that guide trafficking in person and violence against children.

He further advice the NAPTIP officials not to limit the campaign against child trafficking, violence against children and hiring of under age as domestic servants to Ekotedo community alone but rather take it to other communities.

The Ekotedo community used the opportunity to congratulate the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on his victory at the March 18th governorship election, and pledged their unalloyed support for his administration.