A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has said it is important not to forget the horror of slavery and to do everything possible to bring an end to human trafficking.
He disclosed this through his media office in commemoration of 2020 International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition.
Recall that International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition is commemorated every year on 23 August.
Yishawu, the Chairman House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, said the day is intended to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples.
“All over the world, we should never forget the horror of slavery and we must do everything possible to bring an end to human trafficking”, he said.
The lawmaker, while commending governments for the rescue of victims of trafficking posited that those who are still in such slavery must be rescued at all costs.
Referred to history, “The night of 22nd to 23rd August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
“The Day intends to inscribe the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all peoples. In accordance with the goals of the intercultural project “The Slave Route”, it should offer an opportunity for collective consideration of the historic causes, the methods and the consequences of this tragedy, and for an analysis of the interactions to which it has given rise between Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean”.