Attorney-General cautions parents against pushing children for greener pasture By Barth Ozah DELTA State government has cautioned parents against pushing their children and wards to seek greener pasture in abroad, saying such move were fuelling the problems of human trafficking. Chairman, Delta State task force on human trafficking and illegal migration and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. Peter Mrakpor stated this in Asaba during a rally put in place in commemoration of world day against human trafficking. He expressed worries that some parents encourage their children to trravel abroad just to compete with fellow parents whose children are abroad, wondering why some youths are not taking advantage of the various programmes put in place by Governor Okowa to engage them in self reliance. Mrakpor, who admitted that the issue of human trafficking is a big problem, added that, the task force would be taken to all nooks and crannies of the state to flush out all those involved in the crime. In her own remarks at the occasion, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Flora Alantan remarked that resources are numeric in Delta state and Nigeria at large, and as such the youths have no reason to subject themselves to the pain they go through in the name of travelling abroad. On his part, the acting Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Orientation, Mrs Stella Marculay frowned at the reduction of value for human lives among Nigerians, pointing out that most times, greed was responsible for fuelling the victims to traffickers, because the money they spend trying to travel abroad was enough to start good business. Some returnees from Libya however, narrated their harrowing and excruciating experiences while they were in Libya.

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