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Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday declared that henceforth, baby factories and those behind the ignoble, illicit  business would not be tolerated in the state.

The governor spoke when the director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, paid a courtesy visit on him at the Government House, Enugu.

The Governor said:

In this wise, I want to assure you of the continued assistance, support and partnership of Enugu State Government towards the successful and satisfactory discharge of this responsibility, especially within the confines of the state. Quite unfortunately, tales of trade in humans, especially for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery or commercial sex exploitation within and outside the country, have become common in Nigeria. Indeed, the sheer magnitude and widespread nature of this cankerworm pose   an enormous and daunting challenge for agencies like NAPTIP that were created and saddled with the responsibility of eliminating or bringing it under control. I do believe, however, that the task of curtailing human trafficking in Nigeria is one that NAPTIP cannot be left to shoulder alone. Rather, it calls for sustained cooperation and commitment of all Nigerians as well as relevant government and non-government agencies –especially in the area of capacity building and intelligence sharing.”

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