Ekiti Assembly expresses readiness to partner with NAPTIP

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By Idowu Gabriel

Ado-Ekiti – The Ekiti House of Assembly has expressed its readiness to partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) in the against and child labour.

Its Speaker, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, stated this on in Ado-Ekiti during the courtesy visit of officials led by its Zonal Commander in Oshogbo, Mr Saad Mustapha, to the Assembly.

Afuye, who was represented by Chief Gboyega Aribisogan, the Majority Leader, condemned the heinous acts of child labour and human trafficking, saying that they must be stemmed in the country.

He, therefore, urged the agency to collaborate with other relevant agencies in the state to achieve its mission, including making available to the lawmakers all necessary documents for proper propagation to their various constituencies.

Other lawmakers who also made remarks at the occasion, including Mr Tajudeen Akingbolu, Ekiti West Constiruency 1, APC; Ayodeji Ajayi, Ise/Orun constituency, APC, and Tunde Idowu, Ikere 2, APC, called on the leadership of the agency to step up action in prosecuting perpetrators.

Earlier, the Osogbo Zonal Commander of the Agency, Mr Saad Mustapha, solicited the support of the House in carrying out its mandate, by facilitating the establishment a state command of in Ekiti.

Mustapha said creating an Ekiti command for would allow for its prompt in relating to prohibited activities in the state.