By Victor Bieni
ASABA – The President of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN), National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Asaba Centre, Apostle Emeka Eleke, has commended the Peace, Health, Environment and Water (PHEW) Foundation International led by the Director -General, Mrs Uche Chigbo, for its commitment to winning the war against human trafficking in Nigeria.
Apostle Eleke, who gave the commendation at a forum organized by the Law students to honour the PHEW DG, said LAWSAN, NOUN Asaba Centre, deemed it necessary to appreciate her having been satisfied with the contributions of the NGO in the fight against human trafficking.
He noted that PHEW had collaborated with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons, NAPTIP, among other stakeholders, to sensitize the public on the dangers of illegal migration and human trafficking, which had given over 1500 students in schools across the state a positive mindset.
The LAWSAN President, while urging the organisation not to relent in its campaign, called on parents to inculcate in their children the virtues of hardwork and contentment, stressing that there was no shortcut to success, even in a foreign land.
In her response, Mrs Chigbo, an Engineer, thanked LAWSAN for the honour done her and promised that her organisation would intensify campaign against human trafficking in the country.
Mrs Chigbo solicited the cooperation of the judiciary in prompt prosecution of cases bordering on human trafficking and violence against women and the girl child as that would serve as a deterrent.
Dignitaries that graced the occasion included PHEW Foundation Public Relation Officer, Mr. Anthony Didioma, Welfare Officer Okoli Grace, other principal officers, including Atagbaza Ted, Umuvwiese Emmanuel and Chinenyenwa Ibekie.
Also in attendance were LAWSAN Vice President Ben Nwafili, Secretary Kenneth Agweauri, BOT member Senior Apostle Joe Nwoye, Treasurer Roland Rose Abundance and NOUN Senior Store Officer, Felix Njokede, among others