Niger WOTCLEF Tasks Government On Access To Education

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From Tunde Suleman, Minna
Niger State Coordinator and Project Manager, Women Trafficking and Child Labour, Education Foundation (WOTCLEFT), Hajiya Habiba Halilu, has appealed to governments at all level to intensify their efforts in the education sector, especially in the area of girl-child education and granting access to education to the less-privilege in society.
Hajiya Halilu also tasked the three tiers of government to create more empowerment programmes for rural women. She stated this during a sensitisation and advocacy visit to Bida and Doko Town on human trafficking and child Labour.
The WOTCLEFT coordinator observed that human trafficking has now become a global problems that should be addressed from the grassroots. Towards this, Hajiya Halilu disclosed that the UNODC, NAPPTIP and European Union (EU) were current collaborating with Bida and Lavun local councils to spread awareness of human trafficking at the grassroots.
She said that these two councils were the pilot areas to start with the project in human trafficking, adding that “the aim of this project is to create awareness at the grassroots level for the people to understand the ill behind human trafficking and smuggling of migrants which is going to last for six months.”
Hajiya Habiba thanked former Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, for giving free education to the girl-child in the state. She also lauded his wife, Hajiya Jummai Babangida Aliyu for empowering women and youths through her LIFE REHAB FOUNDATION.
In addition, the WOTCLEFT coordinator commended Hajiya Aisha Babangida for her Aisha Babangida Youths Leadership Series, all of which she said were laudable projects that would reduce human trafficking in the state and Nigeria as a whole.

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