20 November 2012

Nigeria: Students, Corps Members Stage Rally Against Child Trafficking

Students of secondary schools and some corps members under the auspices of WOTCLEF Anti-trafficking Brigade (WAB) yesterday staged a sensitisation rally against child trafficking and child labour in Abuja.

Co-ordinator of WOTCLEF, Mrs Veronica K. Umar, said the sensitisation was part of the weeklong activities to mark this year's World Day for Prevention of Child Trafficking and Abuse.

Also speaking, WOTCLEF Youth Officer, Odinaka Iwuagwu, said the WOTCLEF Anti-trafficking Brigade was inaugurated to create awareness in schools and communities on the dangers of all forms of abuses against children with the view to curbing them.

She called on parents to always protect their children, especially the female ones from child abusers, adding that they should give attention to their children's education.

"Students should be sent to schools; the best gifts parents can give to their children is education. All abuses such as child labour, child trafficking, child molestation, sexual abuse, bullying etc should stop," she said.

The students and corps members carried placards with messages that read: 'Stop child abuse', 'children are leaders of tomorrow', 'life is priceless; protect it' and 'be wise; don't sacrifice your life for uncertain riches, amongst others.

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