Human trafficking: Why Buhari must probe Ngige’s ministry – Rep member, Akande-Sadipe

The Chairman, Space of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has referred to as on President Buhari to urgently probe the Ministry of Labour and Employment beneath Chris Ngige’s supervision for assisting human trafficking.

Akande-Sadipe stated the government must probe the ministry for illegally issuing intentional recruiters licences that have prepared the ground for trafficking of Nigerians.

She identified that Ngige’s ministry has violated the regulation and has persevered to factor World Recruiters Licenses to Brokers, regardless of the Federal Executive’s 2017 moratorium.

Talking on Monday whilst responding to questions from newshounds, the lawmaker stated her name was once geared toward hanging a prevent to the exploitation of Nigerians in another country.

In a commentary to DAILY POST by means of her spokesman, Olamilekan Olusada, Akande-Sadipe appealed to Buhari to begin an government investigation into the actions of the Labour and Productiveness ministry.

She lamented that Nigeria has no Bilateral Labour Settlement with any country and the execution of the Status Working Process (SOP) has been lingering.

She stated, “Federal Executive positioned a moratorium at the issuance of World Recruiters License in September 2017 and but the Ministry of Labour and Productiveness as at January 2020 was once nonetheless issuing world recruiters licenses”.

She famous that many countries within the Center East or even inside Africa had been violating the rights of our electorate beneath the guise of home servitude.

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The Oluyole Federal Constituency Consultant stated 80 thousand Nigerian women are recently held as intercourse slaves, and compelled labourers in Mali, throughout Center East Countries, with Lebanon, Saudi Arabia UAE and Oman topping the listing.

She added: “The query we should ask is How they were given there? we’ve got referred to as out Immigration however alternatively the Ministry of Labour may be complicit.

“Those brokers gather $1000 plus the primary three to six months salaries of the ladies and abandon them to their plight within the overseas international locations. The trafficked women, sadly, are blind to the ills they are going to face in another country and are lured by means of the brokers as a result of they search a greater existence”.

The lawmaker additionally published that those brokers misinform the women in regards to the jobs looking ahead to them in overseas lands, urging Nigerians to transport clear of the belief that the ladies left those shores to prostitute.

She, alternatively, decried the Minister of Labour and Employment’s refusal to look prior to the Committee after 4 invites, including that the Ministry additionally refused to publish the asked data.

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She added that data submitted previous by means of the Ministry of Labour and Productiveness was once inconsistent in comparison to the related information of different Federal Executive Companies, comparable to Company Affairs Fee, Nigeria Social Insurance coverage Believe Fund and Federal Inland Earnings Carrier.

“As well as, the Ministry has now not been complying with laid down insurance policies and procedures for world recruitment. As an example, Brokers’ pre-licensing procedures contravened the necessities of doing trade with Federal govt MDA’s”, she added.

“The Ministry didn’t behavior the required pre-departure counselling; had no information of the yearly reporting necessities mandated to Brokers, which must supply data at the whereabouts of every Nigerian recruited, repayment and make contact with main points”, she disclosed.

She additional said that the Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr. William Alo and two of his lieutenants lied beneath oath to the Diaspora Committee.

“It’s disheartening that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Everlasting Secretary and people who got here with him gave the Committee false data.

“This factor of human trafficking has reached pandemic ranges and the appeals for assist circulating throughout social media is a humiliation to our country,” she stated.

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