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
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.