Towards A Human-Trafficking Free Edo State

Edo State Taskforce Against Human Trafficking (ETAHT) was set up by the Edo State Government to stem the trend of human trafficking and irregular migration in the state and eliminate the associated stigma. We are passionate about ending the loss of precious Human Resources to modern day slavery.


Our mission is to eradicate the menace of human trafficking and irregular migration (modern day slavery) and the re-integration of returnees back to society.

Our Objectives
To reduce the problem of human trafficking in Edo state.
To research and promote strategies in tackling the scourge of human trafficking in Edo state
To assist in the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of human trafficking in Edo state
To work in collaboration with relevant agencies/bodies in addressing the problem of human trafficking in Edo State
Clearly, we cannot as Edo people, afford to be stigmatised and taunted anymore on the issue of human trafficking...It is like trafficking is now synonymous with Edo state and it is unacceptable. As a government, we have decided to take the bull by the horn and take actions ourselves. We cannot accept this disgrace anymore

His Excellency, Mr. Godwin N. Obaseki

Executive Governor of Edo State, on the formation of ETAHT

Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships

We continually strengthen our strategic partnerships with social local and international partners like the IOM and UNDP, in assisting the voluntary return of Edo migrants and conducting training programmes geared towards economic stability and social inclusion.

We implement advocacy programs independently and in collaboration with our social partners for increased reach and impact towards enlightenment and enabling behavioural change in the susceptible populace.

Our Partners & Affiliates

The European Union
International Center for Migration Policy Development
Action Aid
US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria
Nigeria Senate
Italian Police
PATHFINDER justice Initiative
Girls power Initiative (GPI) Nigeria
MADE Market development in Niger Delta