The newly appointed Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Barrister Julie Okah-Donli on Tuesday assumed office at the Headquarters of the Agency, Abuja. Barrister Okah- Donli and 22 others were on Thursday, April 13, 2017 appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to man various Agencies of the Federal Government.
On arrival at the Headquarters, Abuja, Barrister Okah-Donli who was received by the management staff of the Agency took briefs from Directors and Head of Units and also interacted with staff as she went from office to office to fraternise with staff and see the reality of things on ground. The officers received her with excitement.
Addressing the Management Staff, the Director-General who expressed appreciation to the President for the appointment said that her appointment was a call to national service.
Explaining that the task of NAPTIP was basically to stop the crime against humanity, she stressed that officers must ‘’discharge our duties with absolute fear of God’’.
She warned staff to resist any temptation to compromise the mandate of the Agency as such would not be tolerated by her administration. ‘’We must resist any temptations to compromise our duties. I will never tolerate any form of indiscipline under my watch that will expose this organisation to public ridicule’’, she warned.
Speaking further, she said, ‘’the mandate of this organisation is a sensitive one of international concern to halt the history of man’s inhumanity to man. We need to first consider ourselves as one big family and foster the
spirit of oneness to tackle our challenges.
‘’My appointment is a call to national service , coming at a time the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari is making a quiet revolution in the transformation of the country. Let me therefore state unequivocally that we cannot afford to be left behind in writing the history of achievements of this administration.
‘’Our task here is basically to stop the crime against humanity and we have to discharge our duties with absolute fear of God. We must resist any temptations to compromise our duties. I will never tolerate any form of indiscipline under my watch that will expose this organisation to public ridicule. Motivation of workers is one of my cardinal objectives to achieve our set goals. Hard working staff will be rewarded accordingly.
‘’I have no doubt in my mind that with your resolute support we will turn around this organisation to be one of the shinning spots of this administration. So, please don’t hesitate to join hands together with the Management to achieve results. It is not all about me as an individual but all about us and the nation in general. May God give us the strength, character and wisdom in serving our dear country under this platform’’.
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