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NAPTIP warns parents not to engage their children in activities that violate their rights


ABUJA – The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related Offences (NAPTIP), has warned parents against engaging their children in various forms of domestic servitude.
The agency’s spokesperson, Mr Orakwe Arinze told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that such actions constitute violation of the fundamental rights of children.
“It is the right of every child to be given quality education and good care,’’ he said, adding that if children must be given out, it should be to relatives who can give them parental care.
He explained that using children as domestic servants was one of the antics used by human traffickers to lure their victims into human trafficking.
Arinze urged parents to engage their children and wards in constructive activities that would improve their lot.
He said that the desire to get rich quick was the reason why some Nigerians easily fall prey to human traffickers.
Arinze said: “Nigerians should be watchful about the antics of human traffickers.
“Parents and guardians must ensure that their children and wards do not fall into the hands of traffickers by engaging them in constructive activities.
“Parents should desist from giving out their children for various forms of domestic servitude.
“A lot of traffickers approach parents with the assurance to assist them train their children or wards to the highest academic level.
“In the long run they end up using the children to make money by using them as domestic servants, for prostitution among others.
“If these children must stay under the guidance of people who are not their parents due to economic hardship, it should be with relatives where they can get parental care,’’ .
NAN reports that human trafficking is a form of modern slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others through commercial sex, child labour among others.
Victims are frequently lured by false promises of a lucrative job, education, loving relationship among others. (NAN)

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