Nigeria: FG Launches Campaign Against Slavery, Human Trafficking

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President Muhammadu Buhari says the nation’s anti-trafficking agency has rolled out the “Not for Sale” campaign to protect against the deceptions of human smugglers across the country.

The president stated this in an opinion article he published in the Washington Post newspaper to mark the UN-declared International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

The United Nations declared Aug. 23 as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
President Buhari maintained that the “Not for Sale” is also aimed at helping those who might be vulnerable to false promises see through the ruse and say no.

The Nigerian leader, who described modern slavery not simply a campaign of hatred, but a means of making cheap money, advocated for the review of anti-slavery laws to make it economically unprofitable.

President Buhari said though there are no radical solutions to modern slavery, however, stressed the need for political will on the part of world leaders to address the menace.

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