The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, has singled out Benin-born billionaire businessman Captain Hosa Okunbo for his recognition as a hero against trafficking in persons on the occasion of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020.
In a quote posted on the agency’s website and on social media, NAPTIP said that Captain Okunbo had continued to be a formidable person by partnering with the agency by committing personal resources in fighting the illicit business of human trafficking and illegal migration.
The agency said the philanthropist authorized victims of human trafficking and particularly supported her (agency) to commemorate 2019 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
According to the agency, “Captain Hosa Okunbo took the opportunity to celebrate his 60th birthday on February 16, 2018 to organize a public conference on” Youth migration, consequences and current realities. “
“The public conference, which attracted men and women from the ivory tower, made forceful presentations on the burning issues of migration and human trafficking, with the presence of the Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in People, NAPTIP Give me Julie Okah Donli.
“The conference not only contributed greatly to bringing the devastating issue of human trafficking and migration to the forefront of public awareness, but also demonstrated its love for a better society, particularly the Edo State.”
NAPTIP, in the quote, praised Captain Hosa’s rare display of ardent love “when viewed in the context of many wealthy Nigerians who prefer to live in their comfort zone and are unable to voluntarily save their resources to support the fight to stop the tide of human trafficking, which is a threat to human dignity.
“There is no doubt, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo has become a benchmark as it is an individual contribution and an impact on NAPTIP’s drive to nip in the bud the danger of illegal migration and human trafficking. It is rapidly becoming the contemporary slave trade.
“This is where NAPTIP’s decision to honor Captain Hosa as NAPTIP’s Man of the Year 2020 is a well-positioned and laudable decision, especially after the occasion of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020.
“The occasion, which provides an opportunity to take stock and review strategies to intensify the fight against human trafficking, deserves the support of everyone, particularly wealthy individuals and the organized private sector.
“You can borrow a sheet of Captain Hosa’s kind gesture in fighting the threat.”
The agency stated that its Captain Hosa award was another brilliant testament to his contributions to humanity and to the general welfare of a better society.
They added: “Captain Hosa Okunbo’s distinguished award came as no surprise to many who know of his enviable record of selfless philanthropic activities in Edo and across the country.”