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”The Mediterranean has today become the world’s biggest cemetery, leaving deep wounds on humanity’s conscience that will over a period of time produce historical scars to serve as a testimony to the ineptitude of our generation in dealing with this problem, ’’ said the Speaker of the Nigerian government House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, speaking at an international conference on Women Empowerment and the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons: Partnership Between Nigeria and Italy, organised by the President of Italian Chamber of Deputies, Ms Laura Boldrini, in Rome, Italy on Tuesday, 21 November, 2017.
Mr. Dogara called on the international community to take drastic measures to combat the rising spate of human trafficking, especially from Africa to Europe. He invited everyone possible to collaborate together to combat what he identified as the root causes of human trafficking, hopelessness, extreme poverty and greed. Mr. Dogara pledged the commitment of the Nigerian authorities and urged the Italian authorities ‘’…to arrest and prosecute its citizens who are involved because it takes two to tango.’’
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, APT Communications Person.