Stella Dimoko Senate Seeks Urgent End to Alleged Slave Trade Activities in Libya


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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Senate Seeks Urgent End to Alleged Slave Trade Activities in Libya

The Senate on Wednesday, called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to invite the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria and discuss how to end the ongoing Libyan slave trade which allegedly involves the sale of Africans, some of them of Nigerian descent, as slaves.

In a motion titled: "Urgent Need to Protect Nigerian Citizens from the Libya Slavery Auctions," which was sponsored by Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai, the Senate called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to use the opportunity of the ongoing European Union and African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan to table the matter before the Libyan delegation.

In his comments, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said: “As a country it is a slap in the face if Nigerians can be treated in this manner. Other countries are taking necessary actions to bring back their citizens from that troubled country. We need to be doing similar things. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs must immediately summon the Libyan Ambassador here in Nigeria to explain what is happening, so that we can bring an end to this situation.”

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, speaking on the Motion, submitted that the Senate must urge Governments at all levels in Africa to take steps to ameliorate the economic hardship that is fueling the migration crises.

Speaking on the motion, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, said: “The time has come as a country to look into this issue. The Nigerian Ambassador to Libya must be invited to explain why this slavery auction has been going on unabated.”

"It is high time that we resorted to citizen diplomacy in Nigeria,” said Senator Dino Melaye, contributing to the motion, “The Nigerian government must not only take the life of every Nigerian seriously, it must also defend its citizens wherever they are in the world."


Miss Ess said...

Great move

Rappakatakata said...

Pheeeewwwwwww. Forget Nigerian Senate.

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is a disgrace to the human race. A laughing stock that calls itself the giant of Africa. A country where an 84 yrs old demon is quick to send his military to kill unarmed protesters but allows her citizens to be sold as slaves in another failed country. A country of cowards and hypocrites who are only united by their hatred of the Igbos.
Nigeria will never know peace. A country that has never and will never be united. No hope for the future. Where the budget for the president's kitchen is higher than some states budget for the education. For those that shamelessly believe in this cruel joke called Nigeria, pls look in the mirror and ask yourself, why?

Anonymous said...

Talk talk no action. All people have brought back their citizens already and you are still talking. By the you get your lazy a$$ there, significant number would have suffered and even died. Stupid cold hearted people. Like you have not heard that this was going on before. Only making noise because it is now exposed in the media.

Anonymous said...

After bringing them back. What’s their next move? Or are they gonna dump them not the streets of Nigeria and forget about them?

Love.Eating.Pussy said...

This is just the initial gragra that we do, I trust the Nigerian senator/ govt to use this as a scheme to set up some committee so as to be able to defraud and steal money as usual.

The faster we understand that the Nigerian politician does not care about good governance the better


Anonymous said...

An avenue to steal money, story

DLioness said...

Mtcheew talk is cheap. They're talking so they won't say they kept quiet but their heart there. Who told you they give a damn about the Nigeria citizenry

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