Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery: An Appraisal of Causes and Effects in Nigeria

Authors

  • Goddy Uwa Osimen
  • Olu-Owolabi, Fadeke E
  • Apeloko Olubunmi David
  • Edith Abisola Awogu-Maduagwu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59670/ml.v20iS7.4853

Abstract

Human trafficking is widely recognized as a form of contemporary slavery with a range of socioeconomic ramifications. In Nigeria, this form of contemporary slavery is common. Nigeria, regrettably, is a source, transit, and destination country for trafficking, which is a disgusting position to hold. With the associated effects and implications on people's life in the nation, the epidemic has taken on complicated dimensions and grown elusive. It is on this backdrop this study looks at the causes and effects of the scourge in Nigeria, using Edo State as a case study. The study which adopts the descriptive survey research design method. Data collected were analysed and expressed descriptively. The study revealed among other things that, poverty and unemployment are the main drivers of human trafficking in Nigeria.  The necessity to build coordinated and well-articulated initiatives that fight human trafficking in Nigeria is thus suggested, among other things.    

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Published

2023-10-06

How to Cite

Goddy Uwa Osimen, Olu-Owolabi, Fadeke E, Apeloko Olubunmi David, & Edith Abisola Awogu-Maduagwu. (2023). Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery: An Appraisal of Causes and Effects in Nigeria . Migration Letters, 20(S7), 1264–1275. https://doi.org/10.59670/ml.v20iS7.4853

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