Otabor, Heatfactory tackle trafficking
Otabor Television and Heatfactory ICI Productions have partnered with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to make a movie aimed at combatting human trafficking.
Pillars of Africa will look at the issue of human trafficking as it affects the world but specifically Africa. In an effort to educate the public on the problem, NAPTIP director general Dame Julie Okah-Donli urged everyone to report any human trafficking cases they stumble on.
“The story of the travails that victims of human trafficking go through cannot be told enough. We always seek for ways to bring the story to Nigeria and beyond, with the aim of raising awareness and preventing incidences of trafficking,” she said.
Ikechukwu Mac Innocent, head of Heatfactory ICI Productions and Otabor TV, agreed that the collaboration would help deal with illegal activities and atrocities. He urged organisations and international bodies to protect African children.
Heatfactory is behind movies such as Deep Blue Sea and Diana’s Verdict, while Silverbird Film Distribution is attached to distribute Pillars of Africa. NAPTIP has previously worked with Wale Adenuga Productions to produce the TV series Itohan.
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