The Director General, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli reiterated the agencies readiness to rid Nigeria off the scourge of trafficking and SGBV yesterday while on a talkshow, Talk2Adaora on KissFM 99.9 Abuja, hosted by seasoned Broadcast Jouranlist, Adaora Onyechere.
While interacting with Ms Adaora, the DG emphasized on the need for citizens participation in the fight against Trafficking, SGBV and other related human rights violations.
She further advised youths to channel their time into productive activities and flee from too good to be true offers most especially on the internet. Called upon parents to be more vigilant and pay adequate attention to the growth process of their children and wards.
While responding to comments from callers, the DG, explained the roles of NAPTIP, the agencies relationship with foreign donors, the rehabilitation and empowerment returnees, the cooperation with security operatives, and shelters available to victims.
The DG while responding to an online Live question on the number of prosecution recorded, She gave the figure of prosecuted persons by the agency at 453 cases.
Throwing more light on the launching of NAPTIP Taskforce in the country, the DG stated that Delta, Ekiti, Borno, Ondo NAPTIP Taskforce units have been activated and Lagos, Oyo and Ogun are next in line as we intend by the end of this year to have the 36 states fully activated and functional.
In her closing remarks, Madam Julie, urged the public to more forthcoming with information that could help the agencies perform to optimal and don’t forget to report suspected cases promptly to reduce the incidence.
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