This project work is to evaluate the
causes and effect of child trafficking in Nigeria (a case study of Oredo Local
Government Edo State). The need for the study arises because of the alarming
rate of increase of child trafficking in Nigeria.. From the analysis, it was
found that child trafficking brings about total moral breakdown and breakdown
peaceful marriage or homes. Child trafficking brings about loss of lives and
property; child trafficking terminates academic careers and also brings poor
national image or poor reputation in the state. the objective of this study is
to abolish child trafficking from the entire members of the state. The
researcher therefore, recommend that there should be the awareness of sex
education in all schools, the use of mass media for proper enlightenment to
parents and youths. Teaching of moral or religious training in schools should
be mandatory in the school curriculum, as these can help in solving the
problems. Government and non government agents should educated the entire
members of the state on the dangers of child trafficking include it into the
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Statement of problem
Significance of study
Scope of study
The population and sample
Reliability of instrument
Administration of questionnaire
Collection of data
Summary, conclusion and recommendations
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Child trafficking is an ugly
fact of our society that is prevalent even today. Child trafficking is a
world-wide problematic issue. Over the years, it has metamorphose into frig
teeming growth rate, having reached its peak and without showing sign of
reduction in parts of Africa, Eastern, Europe, the Caribbean’s and Latin
American countries. It is crucial to note that the increase on the cases of
child trafficking in Nigeria is due to the undaunted efforts of the operators
and profiteers of the business who are quick to cite unprecedented poverty and
the near absence of the basic necessities of life as their driving force.
Child trafficking has brought
poor reputation in the state. our main economic problem is child trafficking.,
since we began on the path of nationhood or society. The main obstacle for
striding bodily on this path has been the child trafficking problem because of
unemployment. As a result of this, there has been for the past few years steady
drift away of young men into other countries. This has the chain result of our
society being left under populated or underdeveloped.
Secondly, Nigeria has been
bedeviled by myriad of problem most of the problems can be attributed to the
pervasiveness of some of the ills that hamper the attainment of the development
of the society. As a result of ills that currently hampers the development of
the country, child trafficking has become widespread and now occupied a
preeminent position among the ills that pervade the Nigeria society. While, it
may appear that the problem seem endemic in Edo State especially Oredo Local
Government, there are indications that no parts of the country is immune from
this social malaise that has ravaged many communities. There are an estimated
80 million by 2015. The international labour organization (ILO) recently
estimated that over 12 million Nigerian children especially in Edo State are
engaged in child labour. The survey also estimated that over 10, 000 Nigerian
are engaged in prostitution in Italy which constitutes in the Italian sex
market. Most of these women and girls are initially trafficked victims many
people especially women and children are lured with the promise of good jobs
and salaries and then sold into prostitution or bonded labour.
Child trafficking is
considered to be modern day slavery where many children and women are force
fully or fraudulently recruited, transported and harbored for sexual or labour
exploitation. The victims of child trafficking are usually made to provide sex
under threat and without consent. However, they are also used as labors to work
in field and fisheries, sweep shops or as domestic helps. Thirdly, child
trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world with the
total annual revenue for trafficking in persons, not less than two hundred and
fifty thousand persons, mostly female (i.e. 60% persons ranging from 12
years-18 years, while 40% persons above 18 years are trafficked across the
Nigerian borders yearly especially in Oredo, Edo State and other part of Edo
State. the business of trafficking in child beings is today organized by groups
that are also involved in weapons and narcotics colluding with government
officials in dozen countries. There is very little doubt that it is in curative
business and maybe one of the most difficult to combat. They are less visible
than those caused by gun running and trafficking. Exploiting the poverty and
low status of women in the developing world, middle men are able to bring
together the supply and demand for cheap labour and sex in ways that linkable
not long ago. Though, the fact of child trafficking is not difficult to
understand on its own, its dimension and categorization continue to multiply by
the day. The educational curriculum might have over sighted this problem,
therefore no room was created for this social ills the subjects that deals on
moral that is Christian religious knowledge and the Islamic religious knowledge
are gradually phasing out as teacher that staunched these courses are not being
employed by some employers social studies which exposes our children to the
vices and virtues in the society is only studied in the junior secondary
classes. So students cannot but cope with the make believe life of affluence,
flamboyances, greed which has made people especially the female trafficking a
huge success in our society.
Child trafficking is the
illegal commerce and trade of people. It is essentially the facet of slavery
which relies on direct purchase in contrast to the “natural increase” from
enslaving the children of slaves. The United Nations (UN) defines “trafficking
in persons” as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboruring ort
receipt of persons by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of
coercion of abduction of fraud of deceptions, of the abuse of power or of a
position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments achieve the
consent of a person, having control over another person’s for the purpose of
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study as a worldwide
problem, frightens the growth rate of our economy, reducing lives of people in
the world it has also brought poor reputation to the state. because of
unemployment child trafficking has increased particularly in Oredo Local
Government Area in Edo State, they have gone in search for money which has led
the state to be underdeveloped. The research is designed to view the immediate
causes and effect of child trafficking in Nigeria a selected place in Oredo
Local Government Area in Edo State. Because people had fail to recognize the
effect if would bring to the state.
The researcher hope that this
project work would assist the society both at home and in school to reduce
child trafficking and more also the problem which the researcher intend to look
into are as follows:
1.What are the effects of child trafficking among
the youth in Oredo Local Government Area in Edo State?
2.What are the causes of child trafficking on the
teenagers., adult etc in Edo State?
3.How does child trafficking affect the nation?
4.What are the effect of child trafficking on the
standard of living of the youth in Oredo Local Government in Edo State?
5.What are the possible difficulties that the
society encounters in child trafficking?
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The ultimate goal of this
1.To enumerate the various types of child
trafficking in Nigeria especially in Oredo Local Government in Edo State.
2.To examine the effects of child trafficking in
Edo State particularly Oredo Local Government Area?
3.To examine the causes of child trafficking in
4.To proffer solution to the effects and causes of
In order to find solutions to
the problems raised earlier, the following research questions were raised.
1.Does the poor standard of living bring about
2.Does high illiteracy level bring child
3.Does high level of child trafficking hinder
4.Does child trafficking brings about frustration
among the youth in Edo State?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study of the effects and
causes of child trafficking in Nigeria is considered important due to the
fact that this is capable of having a great impact on individual and the entire
members of Edo State.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY (DELIMITATION)
The scope of the study is
based on the evaluation of child trafficking in some selected places in Oredo
- Ring Road, Benin City
- Ekewan, Benin City
- Ogbe, Benin City
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Some words are defined or described to show their meaning as used
in this study;
Human: Having to do with mankind as opposed to God or animals of
persons having the qualities feelings.
Trafficking: Movement of people along road and streets, of an
aircraft in the sky, a transport business done by a railway, steamship line etc
trading and commerce.
Slavery: The act of being a slave or condition of being sold into
Illegal: Against the law
Profiteer: One who makes large profits unfairly.
Madams: persons involved in trafficking and also force them into
Trolleys: Persons involved in trafficking.
Sex chattels: Personal, object for sexual exploitation.
Business: This is an activity with economic significance under
taken with primary purpose of creating customers.
Harboruring: A place of shelter for ships
Fraud: Dishonest dealing, one who pretends to be other than he is.
Exploitation: The act of making use of selfishly.
Poverty: The state of being poor.
Prostitution: This is the act in which a woman offers the use of
her body for sexual intercourse to anyone who will pay for this.
Drugs: Substance used for medical purpose, either alone or in a
Abuse: Wrong use of something, like drugs.
Bond: Agreement or engagement that a person is bound to observe,
especially one that has force in law, document signed and sealed, containing
such an agreement, enter into with somebody.
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