The Nassarawa State Government has donated 200 acres of land to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for the establishment of a Regional Training Academy on Trafficking in persons. This is in line with an earlier promise by the State Government as part of its support in the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria.
This was conveyed on Thursday by His Royal Majesty, Alhaji (Dr) Ahmed Abdullahi Hassan, the Yakanaji of Uke Kingdom of Nassarawa State when the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim led the Management team of the Agency on a courtesy visit to the Royal Father to thank him and take possession of the land provided to the Agency by the Nassarawa State Government for the establishment of the Regional Training Academy.
The Royal father used the opportunity to confer the traditional title of ZINARIYAN YAKANAJE Uke Kingdom (The Gold of the Uke Kingdom) on the Director-General. Speaking on the reason for the title, the Royal father explained that the Director-General as a Princess of the Kingdom has always been their pride and that the title is aimed at pushing her to do her best for the country in the fight against human trafficking.
‘’We have no doubt in your ability to discharge your function appropriately. Go to the world and exhibit the good home training you have received’’, he said.
In her response, the Director-General expressed appreciation to the Royal Father and the Kingdom for finding her worthy of such a title. She however, pledged not to disappoint the people of Nassarawa State and President Muhammadu Buhari in discharging her duties.
She also thanked the Nassarawa State Governor for providing the large expanse of land to the Agency to build the Regional Training Academy on Trafficking in persons.
She also called on all stakeholders to join hands with the Agency in the fight against human trafficking and to ensure the actualisation of the Regional Training Academy in Nigeria.
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