The Director General of PHEW Foundation International, Mrs Chigbo Eze has urged government at all levels to intensify campaigns on the dangers inherent in human trafficking
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Warri, Uche urged the government to collaborate with the relevant NGOs to help spread the message of illegal migration to the grassroots.
According to her, the government should improve on sensitisation programmes aimed at educating the public on the ills of travelling abroad in search of greener pasture through illegal means. The government should also work in conjunction with NGOs to educate and help to fight the illicit trading in humans.
The director-general attributed the causes of human trafficking in the country to lack of moral education, greed, improper orientation, laziness and unemployment among others. She said her NGO had received, rehabilitated and reintegrated 37 victims of trafficking, both males and female, since the establishment of the humanitarian body in March 2018.
Uche urged parents and guardians to warn their children who might be considering travelling abroad by land or sea to have a rethink, saying that there were no shortcuts to success. The director-general said further that the NGO had visited five secondary schools in Delta to educate the students on the dangers of seeking greener pasture abroad through illegal means.
According to her, the NGO recently visited the Oxford International Secondary School, Off DSC Expressway by Lonia Hospital, Udu Local Government Area of Delta on March 14 to join the rest of the world to mark the #myfreedomday.