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NAPTIP DG RECIEVES UK ANTI-SLAVERY COMMISSIONERi

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 ACTi

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

DG PRESS BRIEFING

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

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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.Finland MOU

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

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NAPTIP BOSS APPEALS TO STATES, LGAs ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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 State and Local Governments to make concerted efforts that would ensure that children remained in schools during school hours instead of roaming the streets on child labour related engagements.
She also appealed to State Governments to continue to make qualitative education accessible to all children in their states irrespective of their states of origin as a way of reducing poverty which is a predisposing factor for human trafficking Read More

NAPTIP STORMS NIGER STATE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

As part of its public awareness drive, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP) recently took Minna the Niger State capital and Edati Local Government Area of the state by storm campaigning against human trafficking.

The Objective of the programme was to create awareness & sensitize relevant stakeholders in the state and the rural communities on the scourge of Human Trafficking and the dangers it poses to communal co-existence and national development. Read More

 

NAPTIP BOSS RECEIVES UK DIRECTOR-GENERAL ON CRIME AND POLICING, DECRIES ATTITUDE OF AIRLINE OPERATORS

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs Beatrice Jedy Agba has said that the Agency would soon engage Airlines and Travel Agencies operating in Nigeria on their responsibilities in the fight against human trafficking.


The Executive Secretary disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving the Director-General, Crime and Policing of the United Kingdom’s Home Office Mary Calam who is in Nigeria on a one day official visit. The Director-General was accompanied to NAPTIP by a five man delegation which included the Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr. Simon Shercliff. Read More

NAPTIP BOSS CALLS FOR A UNITED ACTION 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 called for a united action against human trafficking in Nigeria. She said that since human trafficking is an organised crime, all men of goodwill must join hands to end it. Read More

NAPTIP BOSS APPOINTS A NEW HEAD OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

The Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, has appointed Mr. Josiah Emerole as the new Head of the Agency’s Press and Public Relations Unit. The new appointment which takes immediate effect was confirmed on the 26th of November, 2014. Read More

NAPTIP SECURES 30 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR A TRAFFICKER

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP, has secured the conviction of a human trafficker, Nneka Ebelechukwu a.k.a Ada at a Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja and was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment.

The convict, Nneka Ebelechukwu, a 30 year old female from Idemili Local government Area of Anambra state was sentenced to an aggregate of 30 years imprisonment on the 20th of October, 2014 for organizing foreign trips for young girls and subsequently subjecting them to prostitution which is an offence punishable under section 16 of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003, as Amended. Read More