WASHINGTON -- Anoka County small business owner Bukola Love Oriola was named to the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

Oriola owns and manages Bukola Braiding and Beauty Supply in Spring Lake Park and served as a consultant on human trafficking issues since 2009. Two years ago, she founded a non-profit organization that advocates for survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse. Before she moved to Minnesota, she was a reporter and researcher for Century Media Limited in Nigeria.

"I congratulate Bukola on her appointment," said Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Friday, in a statement.

The U.S. Advisory Council is responsible for publishing an annual report to help inform federal agencies on ways to achieve policy and programming efforts to help victims of trafficking.

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