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Anambra State Government Donates 18-Seater Bus to NAPTIP

The outgoing Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi on his last day in office donated an 18-seater bus to the National Agency for the Prohibition of traffic in Persons and other Related Matters, NAPTIP.
 
The donation according to the governor is in fulfillment of a promise he made to security agencies working in the state especially those working in child protection spheres. Mr. Obi said the gesture is a testimony of the commitment of his government to the issues of child protection and development which is a key ingredient of the state millennium development goals.
 
Receiving the bus, the Executive Secretary who was represented by the zonal commander of NAPTIP, South East zone in Enugu, Mrs. Nkiruka Michael, thanked the Governor and said the kind gesture is a clear indication of the Governor’s commitment to the welfare of vulnerable persons and the eradication of the menace of human trafficking and child labor in the state.
 
Commenting on the gesture, the Executive Secretary, NAPTIP, applauded the Governor and said “this will spur the Agency to even greater commitment to ensuring the fulfillment of its mandate in the zone”.
 
While thanking the governor, the NAPTIP boss said the provision of the bus will ease the difficulties faced by the zonal office in enlightenment campaigns, victims rescue and monitoring.
 
Mrs.Jedy-Agba urged other state governments to tow the line of Akwa Ibom, Kano and now Anambra State governors in assisting the Agency to do its work, as the states have a responsibility to providing the first line of defense in combating trafficking in persons.