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NAPTIP AND THE ROYAL NETHERLAND EMBASSY SIGN MOUi

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).i

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

NAPTIP AND NERDC SIGN AGREEMENT TO MAINSTREAM HUMAN TRAFFICKING CURRICULA INTO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other related Matters (NAPTIP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to infuse anti-trafficking issues into the curricula of primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. Read More

NAPTIP COMMENCES TRAINING FOR OFFICERS ON ENHANCED SOFTWARE DRIVEN APPLICATION ON INVESTIGATION

In a renewed move to boost efficiency of its officers, the National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has commenced a training program in the area of information technology on the use of Sidda.net application.

The training which commenced today, 16th July, 2014 will run for three days with 36 participants from zonal commands and Abuja. At the end of the training, participants will be equipped to use the multi-functional information technology software that will have all the modules for investigation, statistics of victims and suspects, as well as better coordination between the NAPTIP headquarters and the zonal offices nationwide. Read More

NAPTIP BOSS EMERGES 2014 TRAFFICKING IN PERSON’S HERO.


The United States government has conferred the award of 2014 trafficking in persons Report Hero to the Executive Secretary of NAPTIP, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba.
The award which was conferred by the US Secretary of State Senator John Kerry in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State department today is in recognition of her tireless efforts to fight human trafficking and her passionate commitment to end modern day slavery.To stem this scourge.
Earlier in a letter conveying the award to the Executive Secretary, the US government said Mrs. Jedy-Agba is one of the ten notable individuals around the globe who despite resistance, opposition and even threats to their lives protect victims, punish offenders and raise awareness of ongoing criminal practices in their countries and beyond. Read More

NIGERIA AND  SPAIN STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL TIES TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has commenced discussion towards brokering a Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria and the Spanish government for effective eradication of human trafficking and to target trafficking networks in both countries. Read More

GOVERNOR AREGBESOLA INVITES NAPTIP TO OPEN ZONAL OFFICE IN OSOGBO

The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has invited NAPTIP to open a Zonal Office in Osogbo, the State Capital, to further deepen the Agency’s efforts to stem Trafficking in Persons in the State and its environs.
The Governor made the request on Friday 25th April 2014, when the Executive Secretary, Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba,  formally  presented copies of a report of a research on “The Impact of Constant Migration on Ejigbo, Osun State and its Implications for Efforts to Combat Child Trafficking,”  to him at his office in Osogbo. Read More

NAPTIP MESSAGE TO NIGERIAN CHILDREN MARKING THE 2014 CHILDRENS DAY CELEBRATIONS

NAPTIP rejoices with our future leaders on yet another Children’s Day Celebration set aside by the Government to remind us all of our responsibilities to nurture and protect the Nigerian Child. Read More

NAPTIP BOSS CALLS FOR INTEGRATION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING LEARNING TOOLS INTO SCHOOLS CURRICULUM

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 the infusion of anti human trafficking materials as learning tools into the primary and secondary schools curricula in the country. Such integration and development of educational tools in the first and second tier of our educational system will help in deepening early warning systems at the most critical stage of the development of a child in Nigeria. Read More