The National Agency for prohibition of trafficking in persons (NAPTIP) has adopted over three thousand five hundred (3,500) trafficked persons fron Libya to Nigeria.
The Director General of NAPTIP Bar. Dame Julie Okah-Donli disclose this yesterday during a press conference and launching of the NAPTIP ireport App at the NAPTIP head quarter, Abuja.
Bar. Okah said that NAPTIP will do everything possible to tackle human trafficking in the country, stating that NAPTIP has become a training ground for other countries including European countries to learn good practices in the fight against human trafficking as a number of them now send official on study tour of NAPTIP with a view to establishing a similar agency in their countries.
According to her, NAPTIP has done credibly well in the fulfillment of its mandates. It also created nine Zonal offices across the country which includes; Lagos, Benin, Enugu, Uyo, Sokoto, Kano, Maiduguri, Makurdi and Osogbo as well as Laisan office in port- Harcourt, Yobe and Gombe State.
“ We have created high frequency enlightenment programmes that has brought issues of human trafficking into the lime light there by drawing global attention to the phenomenon.
“ Over 13,000 victims have passed through the NAPTIP shelters. They were given psychosocial support, provided skills, education, medical supports, empowerment and reintegration to their families and society. Out of these huge number, about 6,000 of them have been empowered in various vocations thereby putting them back on track
“We have resolved to put our hands on the plough to ensure the protection of Nigerians from the clutches of human traffickers, we shall not look back. We shall not be deterred by any infraction around us, our focus is clear, our resolve is total, our commitment in NAPTIP is firm and moral is high to make Nigeria a human trafficking free nation,” she said.
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