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(From This Day (Nigeria) - AAGM)
Byline: Nneoma Ukeje-Eloagu
The United States has listed Nigeria on Tier 2 Watch List for women and children trafficking.
The fourth annual trafficking in Persons Report released by US Department of state yesterday classified Nigeria as "a source, transit, and destination country for trafficked women and children".
Furthermore, the Depart-ment's evaluation of government's compliance with the US Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) stated that Nigeria does not comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking despite making significant efforts to so do.
Nigeria is placed on the Tier 2 Watch List because of the continued significant complicity of Nigerian security personnel in trafficking and the noticeable failure to address this complicity.
According to the report, the Nigerian Government does not face severe resource constraints, faced by other countries in the region yet it …