Nigerian-American journalist, Bukola Oriola has been reappointed as a member of the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking by President Donald Trump.
Oriola, former Education reporter with the defunct National Interest and New Age Newspapers was appointed along with seven others for a two-year term according to a White House statement from the office of the Press Secretary dated March 5.
She had previously served for two years on the council following her appointment by former President Barrack Obama in 2015.
She said; “I’m excited about the re-appointment which is an opportunity to continue the advocacy against human trafficking,”
Oriola, is a survivor of labour trafficking has dedicated her life to helping others by sharing her story, and offering practical solutions to service providers, clinics, community members, and law enforcement on how to help victims of human trafficking.
A Mass Communication graduate of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oriola won the Cadbury National Award for Education Reporters in 2005 and was a fellow of the International Institute for Journalism, Germany.
Author of “Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim” and “A Living Label: An Inspirational Memoir and Guide”, Oriola is also the founder of The Enitan Story, a nonprofit organization with a mission to advocate for victims and empowers survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse.