Mrs MaryMaudlin Uzoamaka Nwifuru the wife of Ebonyi State Governor has commended the Nigeria Immigration service, Ebonyi State command, for their passion in rescuing young people especially the girls from the hands of traffickers.
The Wife of the Governor gave the commendation when officers from the Nigeria Immigration service Ebonyi State command paid a courtesy visit to her office, Ochudo Centenary City, Abakaliki.
Mrs Nwifuru spoke on the need to keep thorough vigilance at the boarders to ensure that parents are aware of movement of their children outside the country. She also encouraged them not to hesitate to call on her where necessary on issues that will mould the lives of young people better.
Speaking earlier, the comptroller, Nigeria Immigration service, Mrs Catherine Uzzi said that they had come to intimate her with their activities in fighting child trafficking, child rape, forced labour and related in the society. According to her, human trafficking occurred in the early 80s because of the dwindling economy of the country.
Mrs Uzzi expressed their readiness to clamp down on the agents that are used to traffick them to slavery and also to check on the hotels, motor parks and other public places where they hide to deceive the young girls and boys. She further pledged readiness to support the office of the First Lady in the fight against human trafficking.
Press Secretary to the Wife of the Governor, Ebonyi State