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NAPTIP Names Okunbo Anti-human Trafficking Hero



The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has singled out Benin-born billionaire businessman, Captain Hosa Okunbo, for recognition as its anti-human trafficking hero on the occasion of the 2020 World Day Against Human Trafficking.

In a citation uploaded on the agency’s website and social media handles, NAPTIP said that Capt. Okunbo had remained a formidable partner with the agency by committing personal resources into the fight against the illicit business of human trafficking and illegal migration.

The agency said that the philanthropist empowered victims of human trafficking and particularly supported it (Agency) to mark the 2019 World Day Against Human Trafficking.

According to the agency, Captain Hosa marked his 60th birthday on  the 16th of February 2018 and used the opportunity to organise a public lecture on “Youth migration, consequences and current realities.”

“The public lecture, which attracted men and women from the ivory tower, made resounding presentations on the burning twin issues of migration and human trafficking, with the presence of the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah Donli.

“The lecture did not only go a long way in bringing the ravaging issue of human trafficking and migration to the front burner of public sensitization but also proved his love for a better society, particularly Edo State,” the agency said.