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NAPTIP, UNODC LAUNCH NATIONAL REFERRAL MECHANISM DOCUMENT

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 givers and other service providers understand and effectively operate within the tenets of the National Policy on Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria.
 
This guideline aims at organizing service providers in geographical and service clusters to improve protection and assistance services to Trafficked Persons (TPs) using the human rights-based approach.
 
The event comes up on Monday 1st August, 2016 in Abuja.
Other dignitaries expected at the event include members of diplomatic community, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.
 
Vincent Adekoye
For: Head, Press and Public Relations.