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NIGERIA, FINLAND COLLABORATE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKINGi

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs Beatrice Jedy- Agba has advocated for a united and holistic approach by nations of the world as a major strategy in winning the fight against human trafficking.Finland MOU

The Executive Secretary was speaking today in Abuja when she and the Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury were signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a closer partnership in curbing human trafficking. The MOU is between NAPTIP and the Ministry of the lnterior of the Republic of Finland. NAPTIP and Finland have over the years worked together to curb human trafficking related problems affecting Nigeria and Finland. Read More

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: NAPTIP BOSS CALLS FOR VIGILANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKERS

   As the world prepares for the celebration of Christmas and the New Year, the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has called for vigilance amongst Nigerians especially those in the rural areas in order to ward off attempts by traffickers to lure innocent children into slavery.
The Executive Secretary said that traffickers over the years capitalised of celebrations such as Christmas and New Year to recruit new victims under the pretext of trying to help them and their families come out of the pangs of poverty

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NAPTIP BOSS APPEALS TO STATES, LGAs ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has urged State and Local Governments to make concerted efforts that would ensure that children remained in schools during school hours instead of roaming the streets on child labour related engagements.
She also appealed to State Governments to continue to make qualitative education accessible to all children in their states irrespective of their states of origin as a way of reducing poverty which is a predisposing factor for human trafficking Read More

NAPTIP STORMS NIGER STATE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

As part of its public awareness drive, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP) recently took Minna the Niger State capital and Edati Local Government Area of the state by storm campaigning against human trafficking.

The Objective of the programme was to create awareness & sensitize relevant stakeholders in the state and the rural communities on the scourge of Human Trafficking and the dangers it poses to communal co-existence and national development. Read More

 

NAPTIP BOSS RECEIVES UK DIRECTOR-GENERAL ON CRIME AND POLICING, DECRIES ATTITUDE OF AIRLINE OPERATORS

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs Beatrice Jedy Agba has said that the Agency would soon engage Airlines and Travel Agencies operating in Nigeria on their responsibilities in the fight against human trafficking.


The Executive Secretary disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving the Director-General, Crime and Policing of the United Kingdom’s Home Office Mary Calam who is in Nigeria on a one day official visit. The Director-General was accompanied to NAPTIP by a five man delegation which included the Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr. Simon Shercliff. Read More

NAPTIP BOSS CALLS FOR A UNITED ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has called for a united action against human trafficking in Nigeria. She said that since human trafficking is an organised crime, all men of goodwill must join hands to end it. Read More

NAPTIP BOSS APPOINTS A NEW HEAD OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, has appointed Mr. Josiah Emerole as the new Head of the Agency’s Press and Public Relations Unit. The new appointment which takes immediate effect was confirmed on the 26th of November, 2014. Read More

NAPTIP SECURES 30 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR A TRAFFICKER

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, has secured the conviction of a human trafficker, Nneka Ebelechukwu a.k.a Ada at a Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja and was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment.

The convict, Nneka Ebelechukwu, a 30 year old female from Idemili Local government Area of Anambra state was sentenced to an aggregate of 30 years imprisonment on the 20th of October, 2014 for organizing foreign trips for young girls and subsequently subjecting them to prostitution which is an offence punishable under section 16 of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003, as Amended. Read More

NAPTIP AND THE ROYAL NETHERLAND EMBASSY SIGN MOU

NAPTIP and the Royal Netherland Embassy have signed a Memoranda of Understanding to implement and support NAPTIP in the procurement of forensic equipments for the Agency’s forensic laboratory.

The MOU commits the Royal Netherland Embassy to support NAPTIP with a grant worth 25,000 Euros for the purchase of forensic equipment. According to the Director, legal and prosecution, Mr. Abdulrahim Opotu Shaibu, representing the Executive Secretary, NAPTIP, the donation will be of great benefit to the Agency, as this will assist the Agency in its operations. Read More

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY RE-ENACTS THE TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (PROHIBITION) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION ACT OF 2003(TIPPLEA).

The Nigerian National Assembly has re-enacted the trafficking in persons (Prohibition) law Enforcement and Administration Act of 2003 (TIPPLEA) which now empowers NAPTIP to focus strictly on human trafficking related matters, enables it to carry out its mandate maximally and increase penalty for offenders.

The re-enactment of the TIPPLEA is in furtherance of a request presented to the National Assembly by the Agency urging it to look into the TIPPLEA Act of 2003 as amended with its various lapses and impediments. These lapses have over the years truncated the legal and overall efforts of NAPTIP in adequately convicting offenders of human trafficking. Read More

MRS. BEATRICE JEDY-AGBA BAGS NATIONAL HONOURS

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has been conferred with the Nigerian National Honours award of the Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Read More