The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is Nigeria’s multidisciplinary Agency created to tackle the scourge of human trafficking.
We coordinate law enforcement, protection and preventive initiatives of the various levels of Government and Non Governmental Organisations working in this area. Our unique organisational mandate enables us to suppress human trafficking, prosecute its perpetrators and offer a range of protection services to victims of the crime, including temporary sheltering, counselling, rehabilitation, reintegration and access to justice.
We have a modest staff strength deployed in eight states across Nigeria’s geopolitical regions which enables us to carry out our mandate in the 36 states of the country and the Federal capital territory. Recently, the Nigerian legislature extended our mandate in a new legislation that prohibits and punishes acts of violence against persons, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.