Nigerian Teenage Girls Trafficked To Ghana For Prostitution Undergoing Rehabilitation- Dabiri-Erewa

Nigerian teenage girls allegedly trafficked to Ghana for prostitution have returned to Nigeria and are undergoing rehabilitation and counselling with National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and their respective states.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in a post on her X handle while giving an update on the girls.

Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that the girls who were rescued in Ghana arrived Lagos at about 9:55 pm on Friday.

“Nine teenage Nigerian girls trafficked to Ghana have arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, following a visit by the Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa and the representatives of the Imo State Governor , Rt. Hon. Chyna Amara Iwuanyanwu (Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House) and Imo State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Nkechinyere Ugwu.

“They arrived at about 9:55 pm, were profiled, and handed over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP),” the Commission in its X handle disclosed.

Dabiri-Erewa, emphasised the need for a permanent solution to eradicating human trafficking in Nigeria, adding, “We must declare a war against human traffickers.”

She urged parents to always question the whereabouts of their children when taken away by relatives or friends and encouraged collective efforts to ensure traffickers are identified and arrested.

She also thanked the Acting Nigerian Ambassador to Ghana, Ambassador Adeoye Ifedayo, Eze Igbo Ghana, Chukwudi Ihenetu, Chief Callistus, Chairman BOT, Ghana, and the NIDO Team for their collective effort in rescuing the girls.

She also commended the Imo State Governor for dispatching a high-powered delegation immediately to collect the girls.

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