Chukwurah Charles Mezie-Okoye (PhD)


Human trafficking in Nigeria has become a very concerning problem, especially with regard to women and children. Transatlantic, trans-Saharan, national, and/or local slavery were all forbidden in the early 1800s. Despite the ban, the slave trade still exists, albeit in crueler, more advanced, and more complicated forms. The examination is done from a globalist perspective. According to the study's findings, extreme poverty, unemployment, ignorance, and the inefficiency of Nigeria's judicial system in combating trafficking are to blame for both the core causes of human trafficking and the vulnerability of rural populations to it. The essay offers some solutions to this issue as well. According to international law, the term "human trafficking" encompasses all types of unconsensual exploitation. In other words, whether or not the victim is forced to travel or is lured into being exploited, human trafficking refers to any circumstance in which someone is utilized as a commodity. Consensual exploitation is mostly addressed by social and labor law, an area in which the World Bank has significant expertise, as opposed to nonconsensual exploitation, which is frequently handled by criminal law. These two types of exploitation stymie growth because they undermine equity and efficacy. The inquiry finds that contemporary slavery transcends international borders, is exceedingly intricate and offensive, promotes individuals' mobility as well as the spread of light and tiny arms endangers Nigeria's national security. As a result, combating the problem will require international cooperation as well as political will and commitment.


National Security, Modern/Neo-Slavery, Human trafficking, exploitation, international law, labour markets.

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