The Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli reiterated the agencies readiness to rid Nigeria of 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 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 role of NAPTIP, the agencies relationship with international development partners the rehabilitation and empowerment of returnees, the cooperation with security Agencies and shelters available for the rehabilitation of victims.
The DG while responding to an online Live question on the number of prosecutions recorded,gave the figure of convicted persons by the agency at 453.
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, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, urged the public to be more forthcoming with information that could help the agency perform to optimal and to report suspected cases promptly to reduce the incidence of human trafficking and irregular migration.
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