2020 WAEC Civic Education Theory Explain five factors that have contributed to the persistence of human trafficking in Nigeria

WAEC 2020

Explain five factors that have contributed to the persistence of human trafficking in Nigeria

Explanation

(i) Poverty: This makes victims very vulnerable.

(ii) Youth unemployment: When youths are unemployed, they easily fall victim of human trafficking.

(iii) Disorientation of values/moral decadence in society: This also contributes greatly to human trafficking in Nigeria.

(iv) Greed and get-rich-quick attitude: Greed and the quest to get rich at all costs contribute to human trafficking in Nigeria.

(v) Corruption in the society: Corruption at various levels in Nigeria encourages adventures into the crime of human trafficking.

(vi) Bad leadership: Bad leadership in Nigeria gives strength to human trafficking in Nigeria because it fails to protect citizens and provide for their social, economic and security needs.

(vii) Ignorance or lack of knowledge/awareness on the part of victims of human trafficking: This is also one of the contributing factors that have contributed to the persistence of human trafficking in Nigeria.

(viii) Social-economic-related deprivation: This breeds desperation to travel of the country by all means. This will then results in human trafficking.

(ix) Political instability: This contributes to the persistence of human trafficking in Nigeria, because of instability in the country's politics.

(x) Inefficiency/ineffectiveness of law enforcement agents: This makes apprehension of human traffickers difficult, and therefore, they continue their operations.

(xi) Inadequate punishment of offenders.

(xii) Rise in demand for commercial sex workers encourages human trafficking.


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