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MISSION STATEMENT

"NAPTIP" is fully committed to the prevention of all forms of human degradation and exploitation through the coordinated use of the Nation's crime prevention and law enforcement resources; to stamp out human trafficking and to liberate and uplift the Vulnerable, especially women and children, from dehumanising and exploitative employment and usage; and to ensure thier rehabilitation and effective reintegration into society.

VISION STATEMENT

Hands on commitment to suppress and eliminate the scourge of trafficking in persons and child labour in Nigeria and improve the quality of life the traffiked persons through aggresive rehabilitation and victim assisted programmed and rehabilitation and promotion of equality of persons.

CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY . COMMITMENT . SERVICE

PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

GENDER EQUALITY

VICTIM PROTECTION

NAPTIP Ag. DG RECEIVES TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF MISSING PERSONS DATABASE IN NIGERIA

12 August 2016
NAPTIP Ag. DG RECEIVES TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF MISSING PERSONS DATABASE IN NIGERIA

The Acting Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri has pledged the support of the Agency to the Technical Committee on the establishment and management of missing persons database in Nigeria. The Committee is headed by the Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment, Mrs. Maryam Uwais. He said that all relevant Agencies of Government must collaborate with the Committee to achieve its objectives especially at this time of security challenges in the country. The Ag DG of NAPTIP was speaking in Abuja when he received in audience members of the Technical Committee made up of representatives of key national and international stakeholders from Federal Government MDAs, the Police and International Committee of Red Cross amongst others. Speaking earlier, Mrs. Uwais said that the purpose of the visit was to inform the Agency about the establishment and management of missing...

NAPTIP, UNODC LAUNCH NATIONAL REFERRAL MECHANISM DOCUMENT

28 July 2016

Effort by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to ensure comprehensive care for victims of human trafficking has received a boost as the Agency with support of the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC) have concluded arrangement for the launch of a National Referral Mechanism for Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria (NRM). The launching of the document which is part of the activities lined up to mark the 2016 World Day Against Human Trafficking in Nigeria by NAPTIP, will be unveiled by the Wife of the President, Her Excellency, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari with the assistance of the Hon. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN. The Guidelines on National Referral Mechanism for Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria (NRM), is another milestone indicative of the Agency’s determination to ensure that care...

HOUSEWIFE JAILED FOR CUTTING HOUSEBOY WITH RAZOR BLADE …As Another is Jailed for Purchasing A Baby

14 July 2016

The Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 has recorded its first casualty as a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja has sentenced a 29 year old housewife, Mrs. Onyekachi Okafor to 9 Months imprisonment for violating aspects of the Act. This is coming on the heels of the conviction of Mrs. Mavis Solomon by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, River State presided over by Justice A. Liman. Mrs. Solomon was charged by NAPTIP to Court for purchasing a 10 Months old baby at the cost of N200, 000 from 2 others who are also under prosecution. The offence is contrary to Section 21 of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment. Mrs. Okafor who resides at Dape, along Karmo Road of Abuja was dragged to the FCT High Court by the...

NAPTIP HAS NO HAND IN THE DENIAL OF SPANISH VISA TO THE NATIONAL U-17 BASKET BALL TEAM

22 June 2016

The attention of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has been drawn to the news indicating that the Nigerian National Under- 17 Basketball Women team billed to participant in the FIBA Under- 17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain have been denied visa by the Spanish Embassy based on a letter from the Agency. We deny this report in entirely. NAPTIP never wrote to the Spanish embassy or anybody at all on this matter. It is true that the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) through a letter signed by its Secretary- General, Okeke Patrick. N wrote a letter to the Agency seeking assistance for the team. Calls were made to the Secretary -General to visit the Agency to clarify the type of assistance needed. He said he will not be able to come but that he will send his deputy. Till today, nobody came from NBBF on...

5 PERSONS JAILED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

15 June 2016

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano today sentenced 5 persons to prison for committing various offences of human trafficking. The Court presided over by Hon. Justice Saleh Idrissa sentenced them to different jail terms. The convicts are: Wasilu Umar (22yrs), Shafi’u Ali (29yrs), Kamaludden Ya’u (22yrs), Dalhatu Gambo (34yrs) and Nuhu Ahmad (25 yrs). Wasilu Umar who was sentenced to 2 years in prison on each of the two Counts charge, was found guilty of inducing a 16 years old girl to go to a brothel in Sumaila Local Government of Kano State without the consent of her parents and forced her into illicit intercourse with himself and other men; and moving the same girl from Kano to a brothel in Abuja without the consent of her parents knowing that she will be forced into illicit intercourse or prostitution with himself and other men. All these are contrary to...

NAPTIP EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH VICTIMS OF CHILD LABOUR

12 June 2016

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) expresses its solidarity with victims of Child Labour scattered across the globe. In a solidarity message to commemorate the 2016 World Day against Child Labour, the Acting Director-General of the NAPTIP, Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri reiterated the commitment of the Agency in joining hands with other stakeholders around the world to end Child Labour. Describing Child Labour as a sad development, Dangiri stated that Nigeria has a fair share in the several Millions of children victims of child labour, who are living in slave-like conditions across the globe, having been deceived and lured out of their homes by criminal gangs and greedy parents. He explained that victims of child labour suffer varying degrees of misfortune, inhumane treatments, psychological and emotional harm, physical torture, socio-economic violence, sexual abuse and harmful traditional practices that undermine their natural development as human beings. ‘’Their...

NAPTIP BOSS TASKS RELIGIOUS LEADERS ON CRIME PREVENTION …AS NAPTIP PARTNERS CARITAS NIGERIA AGAINST TIP

08 June 2016
NAPTIP BOSS TASKS RELIGIOUS LEADERS ON CRIME PREVENTION  …AS NAPTIP PARTNERS CARITAS NIGERIA AGAINST TIP

The Acting Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri has stressed the need for Religious organisations to consistently collaborate with government Agencies to reduce the level of criminality in Nigeria. He said that religious leaders must use their vantage positions to end the scourge of human trafficking. The Ag. Director-General of NAPTIP was speaking today in Abuja when he received in audience a delegation from CARITAS Nigeria led by the Executive Director, Rev.Fr. Evaristus Bassey. The mission of the delegation was to seek collaboration with NAPTIP for the hosting of an International Conference on Human Trafficking. Alhaji Dangiri who was delighted with the plans of the Catholic Church gave the support of the Agency for the conference. Speaking earlier, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey outlined the goals of the conference to include: raising awareness about trafficking among people within and from Africa,...

NAPTIP, INTERPOL FORGE ALLIANCE AGAINST INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKING

26 April 2016
NAPTIP, INTERPOL FORGE ALLIANCE AGAINST INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKING

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) have agreed to forge an alliance in the fight against trafficking in persons especially those across the nations’ borders. INTERPOL is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation across the globe, cutting across 190 countries. As a result, an Officer has been appointed by INTERPOL Nigeria to act as Liaison between the two Agencies. He is to maintain close contact with NAPTIP on daily basis to ensure that all international trafficking in persons cases being handled by NAPTIP have full cooperation of the International Police. This was agreed upon today in Abuja at a meeting between the Commissioner of Police and Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau, Mr. Olushola Subair and the Acting Director-General of NAPTIP, Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri. Speaking at the meeting, the Acting Director-General stressed the need for Law Enforcement...

NAPTIP TASKS EU ON COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION OF VICTIMS OF TIP

13 April 2016
NAPTIP TASKS EU ON COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION OF VICTIMS OF TIP

Countries under the European Union have been urged to always carry out diligent screening of illegal migrants in their countries before repatriation in order to ensure that rescued victims of human trafficking do not suffer untold hardship in Europe. The Acting Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri made the call in Abuja on Thursday while playing host to a delegation from the European Union member States who were at the Office to share ideas on issues of migration between Nigeria and Europe.According to him, the Protocol to suppress and punish trafficking in persons which supplements the United Nations Convention on Organised Crimes recommends protection and assistance to victims of human trafficking across the globe by member States irrespective of their immigration status.“Victims of human trafficking are not criminals. Therefore, there is the need to provide what is called customized rehabilitation...

HUMAN TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO ONE-YEAR IMPRISONMENT

13 April 2016

The Federal High Court in Kano State presided over by Hon. Justice Zainab Aliyu has sentenced a thirty five year old woman, Joy Obi to one year imprisonment for human trafficking, In order to obtain financial benefit Obi procured the illegal entry of 9 persons to go from Benin City to Libya.The Nigerian Immigration Service Katsina Command arrested the suspect and reported the case to NAPTIP.Upon prosecution which commenced immediately after investigation, the culprit, Joy Obi 35years old pleaded guilty to the one count charge of knowingly, in order to obtain financial benefit procure the illegal entry of nine (9) persons (names withheld) to go from Benin City to Libya, an offence punishable under section 26 of the Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2015.