The Edo state House of Assembly on Tuesday began consideration of a bill for a law to prohibit human trafficking.

They also want to establish the Edo State Task Force against trafficking in persons.

The majority leader, Roland Asoro, the member representing Orhionmwon South constituency, moved the motion for the House to dissolve into a committee to consider the bill.

The Chief Whip of the House, Iyoha Osaigbovo, member representing Oredo East constituency, seconded the motion.

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The committee consequently considered sections one to seven of the bill.

According to the House, appointment of members of the task force shall be by the governor and subject to the ratification of the House of Assembly.

The Speaker, Kabiru Adjoto, directed the majority leader to schedule further consideration of the bill for the next sitting day.

Gov. Godwin Obaseki had in January sent the bill in person to the House for consideration.

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