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NAPTIP SIGN MOU WITH NETWORK FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATION AGAINST TRAFFICKING,CHILD LABOUR & ABUSE (NACTAL)

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The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for  Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP),Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has reiterated the fact that it is a global The Executive Secretary of The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has reiterated the fact that it is a global understanding that the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking fall within the purview of the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as they are reputed to have a wealth of knowledge and the much needed resources relevant for the rehabilitation of victims.

The Executive Secretary made this statement at the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between NAPTIP and the Network of Civil Society Organizations against Trafficking, Child labour and Abuse (NACTAL), the umbrella body that coordinates the activities of NGOs working in the field of human trafficking and child labour in Nigeria held on the 23rd May, 2012.

Mrs.Jedy-Agba stressed that this agreement is intended to adopt measures to increase the effectiveness of the eradication of traffic in persons through collaboration with other agencies or bodies to ensure the elimination and prevention of root causes of the problem of traffic in persons.

The NAPTIP boss also said that the memorandum also delineates the roles, responsibilities and obligations of the two parties, and is key to successfully reintegrating the victims of human trafficking into functional members of society.

Speaking in the same vein, and on behalf of NACTAL, the President Ustaz Amin Igwebe expressed his gratitude to the Executive Secretary of NAPTIP and promised that they would sensitize parents and faith based organizations on the issue of human trafficking. In addition to the Presidents remarks, the Chairman of NACTAL further stated that they have staff and members all over the country, who are determined to work with NAPTIP.

The Executive Secretary in her closing remarks thanked the visitors and assured them of the Agency’s willingness to cooperate with them at all times in a bid to combat human trafficking and child labour in the country.

posted on 28th May 2012

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