The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has inaugurated a 42-man Ogun Taskforce on Human Trafficking.
The Taskforce, chaired by the Ogun State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Gbolahan Adeniran, is saddled with the responsibility to stem the tide of human trafficking and irregular migration in the state and the country at large.
The Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Okah -Donli, said that human trafficking present danger to national security which must be addressed boldly and frontally.
Okah-Donli explained that the state taskforce had a pivotal role to play in ensuring adequate sensitization at the grassroots and among vulnerable groups on dangers associated with human trafficking.
She added that the task force also had a role to play in providing services and support to victims who had been rescued.
Governor Dapo Abiodun represented by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele said that government must ensure adequate security of lives and property.
The Chairman of the Taskforce, Adeniran said the Task force would adopt victims centre approach and provide the needed support for the victims.
Members of the task force were drawn from the Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), traditional rulers and Non Governmental Organisations.