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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, has expressed concern over the poor enforcement of the Child Right Act by states across the country.

Also, the Nigeria Immigration Service has identified Osun as one of the states with high rate of International Child and Human Trafficking trade.

These were part of the issues emerging at a lecture organized by NAPTIP, Osogbo Command in commemoration of this year World Day Against Human Trafficking.

The Osogbo Zonal coordinator of NAPTIP,  Mr Ganiyu Aganran pointed out that despite the fact that twenty eight of the thirty six states had passed the bill into law, only two states had demonstrated commitment to its enforcement.

Represented by his assistant,  Mr Famujuro Semiire, the Osogbo zonal coordinator who gave the names of the two states as Lagos and Akwa  Ibom states appealed to States government to commence the implementation of the law.

The Deputy Comptroller of The Osun command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Akochi Ochai identified about eight communities as hot spot for the trade in persons in Osun states.

Mr Ochai was particular about Iwo and Ejigbo where he described as International motor parks where people were being trafficked to and from Nigeria to West Africa States.

He said hundreds of women who were being trafficked into prostitution and domestic slavery were rescued in the last few years.

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