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Published On: Wed, Mar 7th, 2018

Edo assembly considers bill to prohibit human trafficking

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Edo House of Assembly on Tuesday began consideration of a bill for a law to prohibit human trafficking and establish the Edo State Task Force against trafficking in persons.
The majority leader, Roland Asoro, the member representing Orhionmwon South constituency, moved the motion for the house to dissolve into a committee to consider the bill.
The Chief Whip of the house, Iyoha Osaigbovo, member representing Oredo East constituency, seconded the motion.
The committee consequently considered sections one to seven of the bill.
According to the house, the appointment of members of the task force shall be by the governor and subject to the ratification of the house of assembly.
The Speaker, Kabiru Adjoto, directed the majority leader to schedule further consideration of the bill for the next sitting day.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Government Godwin Obaseki had in January sent the bill in person to the house for consideration.(NAN)

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