U.S President Barack Obama has appointed Bukola Love Oriola, an award-winning journalist to be a member of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking on December 16.
The 39 years old, 2005 Cadbury National Award for Education Reporters journalist as according to Ventures Africa, was a victim of human trafficking and had suffered similar ordeal.
Bukola has for sometime now dedicated her life to helping others by sharing her story to many. She also wrote a book about her trials titled, “Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim.”
Bukola started a non-profit organization in August 2013 called Enitan Story to be an activist for victims and inspire survivors of human trafficking.
“I will like to commend the United States government. President Barack Obama and his team who have listening ears. They maintained the position of power with such grace. Having power is not by oppressing the weak but by giving grace and opportunity to the weak. They took a great step to elevate those that have been trampled upon, beaten, battered, and hopeless, by giving them a historic platform to be apart of the positive change in the community,” she said in response to accepting her appointment to join the advisory council.
Source: Jerrywright Ukwu (Naij.com)