Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Nigeria's Govt. Charges to Sanction Perpetrators of Child Labour as INTACOM Africa Demonstrates with Anambra Children


A non-Governmental Organisation, Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking and Community Development Initiative (INTACOM Africa) has called on government at all levels to make law forbidden child’s labour and beggary, smuggling of children and other means of child abuse.

INTACOM Africa also asked the government to rescue victims of child labour including the migrants passing through all forms of child abuse with a view to repatriating and reuniting them to their parents.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with our reporter shortly after a road walk in commemoration of 2015 World Day against Child Labour entitled “No to Child Labour and Yes to Quality Education”, the Founder and Executive Director of INTACOM Africa, Mrs. Hope Okoye, frowned at various forms of enslavement, dehumanisation and discrimination been meted on African children either by their parents or guidance, and enjoined the populace, especially the victims to always report the perpetrators to them, among other relevant authorities for legal action.

Mrs. Okoye, who said the organisation was founded to ensure generations of Africans free from diseases, crimes against humanity and child abuse with restored values for sustainable developments, poverty eradication, improved health and standard of living.

The INTACOM Africa road walk in Awka with students, members of National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP) and some members of Nigeria Youth Social Corp (NYSC) ended with a seminar at St. Joseph Vocational Secondary School, Nibo where the Enugu Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Mrs. Nkiruka Michael represented by Mrs. Ijeoma Uduak, Head of Public Enlightenment Unit of NAPTIP; and Jarikre Owhoko, the President of NYSC Drug-Free Club, Awka South branch educated the staff and students of the school on issues bordering Child Trafficking and Labour, and promotion of quality education among children.

Speaking in a vote of thanks, the Principal, St. Joseph Vocational Secondary School, Nibo, Rita Ochomma and the school Senior Prefect, Miss Nmesomachi Okpezune pledged to practicalise what they learnt.



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