Anoka woman, former trafficking victim, to serve on U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking

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President Barack Obama appointed Bukola Oriola to serve on the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Photo submitted

President Barack Obama appointed Bukola Oriola to serve on the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Photo submitted

Bukola Oriola, of Anoka, was one of 11 human trafficking survivors appointed by President Barack Obama Dec. 21 to serve on the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

A native of Nigeria, where she worked as a journalist, Oriola was trafficked by her husband (a U.S. citizen) while living in Anoka County. He controlled her life and all of the money she made for two years, she said.

With a passion to provide services to victims and survivors of human trafficking, Oriola said she is now living “as a helper rather than a victim.”

She created The Enitan Story through which Oriola offers the kind of support and advocacy she knows others need in order to move on.

Continue reading this ABC Newspapers story.

 

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