Anambra State indigenes residing in Malaysia have lamented that their females are mostly into the embarrassing trade of prostitution in the Asian country.
This was made known by the chairman of the Anambra State Welfare Association Malaysia, Okwunwanne Mmaduka, while speaking at a press conference on Awka on thursday August 8th.
According to Okwunwanne, it has become a “huge concern, embarrassing and unbearable.”
“We have rescued most of them and sent them back to Nigeria, while some others have been sent to school in Malaysia by us. The trend is giving us a bad name in that country. ASWAM is disturbed by the increasing cases of Anambra State women and girls in Malaysia falling victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.”
“ASWAM is therefore, employing community-based and state-wide campaigns to combat the menace. We are taking the campaigns to families, communities and traditional institutions here in Anambra State.
“We are raising awareness among our young people, parents, government and the public on the dangers therein. All hands must be on deck in this fight,” he said
He also revealed that Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has been alerted on the situation and efforts are being put on place to resensitize the females. to resensitize their female folks.