STATEMENT ISSUED BY MRS BEATRICE JEDY-AGBA, OON, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, NATIONAL AGENCY FOR THE PROHIBITION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (NAPTIP) ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2015 WORLD DAY AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING, 30TH JULY, 2015.
As the world today marks the 2015 World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), joins other counter-trafficking stakeholders to say No to human trafficking and express solidarity with victims of this heinous crime. Read More
NAPTIP UNCOVERS CHILD ABUSE CASES DURING SCHOOLS SENSITIZATION CAMPAIGN IN FCT.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has stepped up investigations into cases of human trafficking and child related abuses uncovered recently during its awareness programmes in Primary and Secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Evidence of the abuses were clearly seen from one school to the other, as some of the children had fresh physical marks and swollen heads reportedly inflicted on them by their guardians who used objects such as pressing irons, wooden spoons, electric wires and pounding pestle as corrective tools. Read More
NAPTIP,HAJJI COMMISION COLLABORATE AGAINST TRAFFICKING DURING HAJJ
The National Agency for The Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) are to work together to ensure that this year’s Hajj is devoid of incidences of human trafficking and illegal stay after the religious activities.
Over the years, some Nigerians have capitalized on the yearly religious pilgrimage to traffic people to Saudi Arabia for the purposes of begging, prostitution and other related crimes, while others use the opportunity to remain there, thus causing Nigeria huge embarrassment. Read More
NAPTIP DG CALLS FOR CLOSER COLLABORATION AMONGST LEAs
The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has said that proper collaboration amongst Law Enforcement Agencies remains the panacea for effective crime prevention in Nigeria.
The Director General made this statement in Abuja at a meeting of stakeholders for the formal presentation and dissemination of the Agency’s institutional and operational assessment carried out by independent consultants. The assessment was done under the project: Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by Combating and Reducing Irregular Migration that occurs, inter alia, through Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) sponsored by the European Union. Read More
NAPTIP SECURES 13 NEW CONVICTIONS
In its renewed determination to rein-in human trafficking in the country, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has secured additional 13 convictions. These convictions from various Federal High Courts across the country now brings the total convictions so far to 271
The convicted Human traffickers who are at present serving various jail terms, were arrested by operatives of NAPTIP in different locations within the country and subsequently arraigned in Courts.
While Federal High Courts sitting in Sokoto and Uyo, convicted Eight human traffickers and sentenced them to various terms of imprisonment, Six other persons were convicted and sentenced by Federal High Courts sitting in Benin, Ogun and Jos. Read More
NAPTIP DG HARPS ON EDUCATION AS PANACEA AGAINST CHILD LABOUR
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has urged parents to embrace the educational policies of government at various levels as a panacea to eradicating wide spread ignorance and ending the cycle of poverty in families.
The Director General made the call in a statement today in Abuja to mark this year’s World Day Against Child Labour. The International Labour Organization (ILO) set out June 12 of every year as the World Day against child labour to focus the attention of the public on the various acts of child labour going on around the world. The theme of this year’s celebration is: NO to child labour- YES to quality education. Read More
NAPTIP DG RECIEVES UK ANTI-SLAVERY COMMISSIONER
The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has commended the United Kingdom for her strong support and collaborative effort in combating the scourge of human trafficking, in Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region.
The DG who made reference to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed by Nigeria and the United Kingdom said that the agreement has yielded the strengthening of law enforcement relationship between NAPTIP and United Kingdom Agencies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Metropolitan Police, all working on anti human trafficking issues. Read More
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN SIGNS NEW ANTI TRAFFICKING ACT
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assented to the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015. The President gave the assent on March 26, 2015.
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a media briefing. She stated that the action of the President followed the completion of the re-enactment of the nation’s anti human trafficking legislation by the National Assembly. Read More
Director General of NAPITP Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba addressing the media. She is flanked on her right by Mr. Dangiri Abdulrazak (Director of Investigation & Monitoring) & to the left, Mr. Abdulrahim Opotu Shuaibu (Director, Legal & Prosecution)
International Day of Remembrance for the victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: NAPTIP BOSS CALLS FOR VIGILANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKERS
The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has urged Nigerians to be more in tune with their environment in order to prevent incidences of traffic in persons in their communities.
In a Statement today in Abuja to mark the 2015 International Day of Remembrance for the victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the Executive Secretary said that trafficking in persons which represents a return of the abolished slave trade has over the years impacted negatively on the well being of Nigeria and her people. Read More
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION AND MINISTER OF JUSTICE, MR. MOHAMMED BELLO ADOKE, SAN, CFR ON ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE AND CHILD TRAFFICKING IN lDPs CAMPS IN NIGERIARead More
ADVISORY ON THE UNLAWFUL USE OF CHILDREN IN THE PROSECUTION OF HOSTILITIES AND ARMED CONFLICT IN THE NORTH-EASTERN STATES
NIGERIA, FINLAND COLLABORATE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs Beatrice Jedy- Agba has advocated for a united and holistic approach by nations of the world as a major strategy in winning the fight against human trafficking.
The Executive Secretary was speaking today in Abuja when she and the Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury were signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a closer partnership in curbing human trafficking. The MOU is between NAPTIP and the Ministry of the lnterior of the Republic of Finland. NAPTIP and Finland have over the years worked together to curb human trafficking related problems affecting Nigeria and Finland. Read More
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS: NAPTIP BOSS CALLS FOR VIGILANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKERS
As the world prepares for the celebration of Christmas and the New Year, the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba has called for vigilance amongst Nigerians especially those in the rural areas in order to ward off attempts by traffickers to lure innocent children into slavery.
The Executive Secretary said that traffickers over the years capitalised of celebrations such as Christmas and New Year to recruit new victims under the pretext of trying to help them and their families come out of the pangs of poverty