Combating human trafficking in Nigeria: An evaluation of state policies and programmes
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Department of Political Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria; Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
This paper examines the social problem of trafficking in human beings in Nigeria. It considers the root causes of the problem, the socio-economic implication of human trafficking, its recent global dimension and the policies and programmes of the Nigerian state in combating this ugly phenomenon. The paper made predominant use of secondary sources of data. Findings reveal that though the state has certain policies and programs aimed at combating human trafficking, the problem persists because the institutions saddled with these responsibilities are fundamentally weak. The paper, therefore, recommends certain measures to help in tackling the problem of human trafficking in Nigeria.