HUMAN TRAFFICKING: ECOWAS Members Tasked On Human Trafficking

The permanent representative of Nigeria to the ECOWAS Commission, Ambassador Babatunde A. Nuredeem urged members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to examine all the factors responsible for the increase in the number of refugees, asylum seekers, economic migrants, smuggled persons, victims of trafficking and stranded migrants among others in the West African sub-region.

He made the call yesterday at the opening of a two-day retreat jointly organised by ECOWAS and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the ECOWAS going on in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

Participants were also urged at the retreat to come up with lasting and durable solutions aimed at mitigating the scourge in the sub-region if not completely eliminated.



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