President Muhammadu Buhari says the nation’s anti-trafficking agency has rolled out the “Not for Sale” campaign to protect against the deceptions of human smugglers across the country.
The president stated this in an opinion article he published in the Washington Post newspaper to mark the UN-declared International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
The UN declared August twenty-third as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. President Buhari maintained that the”Not for Sale” campaign was also aimed at helping those who “might be vulnerable to false promises see through the ruse and say no.”
President Buhari, who described modern slavery as not simply a campaign of hatred, but a means of making cheap money, advocated for the review of anti-slavery laws to make it economically unprofitable.
The president noted that the appearance of modern slavery might have changed, but the institution has not. He explained that, in Africa, its modern forms include debt bondage, the enslavement of war captives, commercial sexual exploitation and forced domestic servitude.
President Buhari, who said though there are no radical solutions to modern slavery, however, stressed the need for political will on the parts of world leaders to address the menace.