“Expatriates, oil workers abusing our girls”-Bayelsa Monach writes NAPTIP
Yenagoa, May 5, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The Traditional Ruler of Ekpetiama Kingdom in Yenagoa Local Government area of Bayelsa State, King Bubaraye Dakolo has petitioned the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) against the activities of some oil workers in the state over alleged use of young girls as “sex toys.”
King Dakolo, in the petition , accused workers and expatriates of oil multinationals companies operating in the State and the Niger Delta region of alleged cases of human trafficking and turning young girls in the area to sex toys to be played with.
The Director General of the NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, who confirmed the development during a key note address delivered in Yenagoa during a summit organised by the Bayelsa First Class Traditional Rulers Wives Association, said the petition by the Bayelsa Monarch was an appealed for the intervention of NAPTIP.
According to Dame Okah-Donli, “our daughters are being exploited by the oil workers who see them as sex toys to be played with, and as Queens and mothers, we should not let that happen. Here in Bayelsa, our young girls are at the risk of hand trafficking due to the endemic nature of our state.” Being in the coastal line and the presence of oil companies in the state has made our dear Bayelsa State a source, transit and destination state when it comes to human trafficking for sexual and labour exploitation.”
The NAPTIP Director General called on the Nigerian Mothers to ensure that the girl child are educated to guide as the evils of human trafficking and sex exploitation”As queen mothers, there is need for you to use your esteemed position to raise awareness on the importance of educating our girls who will in turn grow into young women.