Thursday 28 April 2022


On the 28th of April 2022 in Abuja, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), held its 25th National Stakeholders' Consultative Forum (NSCF) on Human Trafficking & Presentation of three National Policy Documents. The documents launched are:

*The National Policy on Protection & Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria

*The National Action Plan on Human Trafficking in Nigeria

*Protocol for Identification, Safe Return & Rehabilitation of Trafficked Persons

                L-R: Prof. Fatima Waziri-Azi (DG NAPTIP) & Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa

The minutes of the last NSCF held on the 21st of November 2019 (pre-Covid19), were presented. Dame (Barr.) Julie Okah-Donli was DG NAPTIP then.

*Mrs. Sadiya Umar Farouk - Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development, Represented     

*Prof. Fatima Waziri-Azi - DG NAPTIP

*Dr. Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa - Independent Conflict Transformation Strtegist/Gender Expert

*Olubiyi Olusayo - Director, Research & Programmes Dept., NAPTIP

*STF Chairman/HSAGs or Co-Chair/NAPTIP Zonal Directors

*Olatunji Rasheed - Asst. Director, Research & Programmes Dept.

*Arize Orakwe - Director, Training & Manpower Development Dept., NAPTIP

Stakeholders were very frank in their discussion. A communique was then issued. It is indeed noteworthy that the NAPTIP 25th Stakeholders' Meeting was successfully held. I look forward to the 26th edition, which I'm sure would build on the gains so far.


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