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The Reforms Unit was set up by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli,Esq., in line with the provisions of Section 11 (2)(a) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015.

2. The creation of the Reforms Unit shows clearly the Director-General’s zero-tolerance to corrupt practices by the staff of the Agency as well as her desire to inculcate and instil the culture of work ethics and efficiency among staff with the aim of achieving improved service delivery to the general public and in particular the relevant stakeholders in the fight against trafficking in persons.

3. The Reforms Unit comprises of the following:-

* Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring (ACTU)

* ServiCom

* Gender

4. The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit

The creation of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit is in line with the Standing Order made by the Chairman of (ICPC) pursuant to the Independent Corrupt Practices Commissions Act.

ACTU is mandated to:-

* Ensure zero tolerance to corrupt practices by the staff

* monitor reports on and provide advice with respect to compliance with the prohibitions covering corrupt behaviours

* Ensure that corrupt practices and bad behaviours by staff are discouraged and perpetrators are punished

* Assist the Agency to develop standards to guide the ethical approach by the staff in the performance of their duties

* Educate and create awareness to staff on general ethical issues that impact on the Agency’s performance and service delivery

* Ensure integrity, transparency and accountability by staff in the performance of their duties

* Recommend rewards and incentives for staff who exhibit high level of integrity, good behaviour and transparency in the performance of their duties

5. The ServiCom Unit is mandated to:-

* Spearhead the Agency’s Service Delivery Initiative

* Produce, review and monitor performance of charters

* Institute a complaints procedure including Grievance Redress Mechanism for the Agency

* Ensure the promotion of quality assurance and best practices in the Agency’s performance of its functions.

* Disseminate best practices and other tips on service delivery improvement

* Facilitate a safe and conducive working environment for staff at levels of service delivery

* Create/generate innovations that will improve service delivery in the Agency

* Create awareness on how to achieve effective and efficient service delivery for officers at the Headquarters and Zonal Commands

6. The Gender Unit:

i. Based on NAPTIP’s Workplace Policy and as a positive strategic approach in the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria, the Gender Sub-Unit was included in NAPTIP’s Reforms Unit to ensure that quality services are equally made available and accessible to the general public as well as the staff of the Agency. The overarching objective is to mainstream gender and disabilities issues into NAPTIP’s work policy and programmes including recruitment, manpower development, victim protection services and administrative decisions among others. The Unit will take proactive measures to ensure that there is reasonable gender based facilities and work tools particularly for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) who are staff of the Agency or are partners, victims, suspects or complainants.

ii. Also, due to the common trends of bias, neglect and discrimination on women and PWDs who incidentally are most vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation and abuse, the Unit will liaise with relevant Departments of the Agency, MDAs and organisations to promote gender friendly policies and practices that minimize such vices.

OBI AGUSIOBO, Esq.

Head (Reforms Unit)

For complaints on corrupt practices and unsatisfactory service delivery

please contact:

Phone - +234-8165-753-849

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The Freedom Of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 makes access to information and records of public Institutions easily accessible so long as those information and/or records do not fall within the exceptions created by sections 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 26 of the said Act.
In furtherance of the objectives of the Act, this Agency encourages members of the public to visit the Agency’s website regularly for relevant information on the Agency’s mandate and activities.

To ensure a diligent operation of, and compliance with the FOI Act, the Agency has set up the Freedom Of Information (FOI) Unit to expeditiously handle all issues relating to any requests that may be made to the Agency pursuant to the FOI Act.

The Public Relations unit represents the Agency in reputable and profitable ways, in advocacy for the organization to the general public which is done through press kits, campaigns and events.

The unit is a liaison between the organization, media And other publics, designs and develops critical communication channels as the brand manager of the Agency. The Head of the unit is the spokesperson for the Agency.

The Training and manpower Development Department of the Agency was created in December 2011 following the approval of the Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN. This was the result of the bold initiatives of the management of the Agency. The creation of the department arose out of a renewed commitment to reposition the Agency as an effective and responsive Agency, willing and well equipped to carry out the statutory mandate of the Agency (TPLEA 2003 as amended)
The Department is responsible for formulating the training policy and strategic training needs of the Agency. It also coordinates all training components of the various departments and units. This also extends to technical training support offered by international organizations and foreign missions in supporting the Agency in building its capacity.
The broad mandate of the Agency is spelt out in section 4 of the TPLEA 2003 (as amended). It provides, inter-alia, the adoption of measures to increase the effectiveness of eradication of TIP – section 4 (c)

In particular, section 10 (i) of the TPLEA 2003 (as amended) provides that “the Agency may initiate, develop or improve specific training programmes for the relevant law enforcement agents and other personnel of the Agency charged with the responsibility for the detection of offences created by this Act….”

Additionally, the flagship international legal framework for TIP, the protocol to prevent, suppress and punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo protocol) provides that “states parties shall provide or strengthen training for law enforcement, immigration and other relevant officials in the prevention of trafficking in persons…” – Article 10.2

PROPOSED STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department consists of four units, namely; i) Training Unit, ii) Manpower Unit, iii) Curriculum Unit & iv) Academy. Before the effective take off of the units, the Department will carry out its activities around the core areas of;
• General Administration
• Training coordination, Documentation monitoring & evaluation
• Curriculum Development Training materials (manuals, practice tools)
• Personnel development including extracurricular activities • Library, research & publications

SUMMARISED RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are its summarized Responsibilities of the Department;
(i) Initiation, development and improvement of specific training programmes for the officers of the Agency
(ii) training collaboration, support and advice for relevant law enforcement institutions and officers with the responsibility for human trafficking prevention, detection and prosecution.
(iii) Training collaboration, support and advice for Non- Governmental Organizations involved in counter trafficking initiatives
(iv) Training support for regional law enforcement and relevant organizations in the field of human trafficking and migrant smuggling
(v) Development, adoption, improvement and review of training manuals and appropriate materials and tools
(vi) monitoring and evaluation of training to determine impact and identify new needs
(vi) research on trends in trafficking and migrant smuggling methodology and training support to operational departments
(vii) Train a pool of trainers for the agency and collaborate with relevant law enforcement organizations in training their trainers in the field of human trafficking and migrant smuggling
(viii) Periodically review the training policy and training strategies of the agency
(ix) Coordinate efforts to establish a resource/training centre and library for the agency
(x) provide advise on training/capacity building and manpower development issues to the Executive Secretary, management and the agency’s departments

CONTACT PERSON: Olubiyi Olusayo

TEL: 07084305304, 08091110167

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Mrs. Eunice Ijeoma Anuforum (PhD)

Ag. NDI (Counselling and Rehabilitation)

Counselling and Rehabilitation department is one of the core departments in NAPTIP.. The department, under section 9 subsection 3(a) and (b) of Trafficking in Persons Prohibition and law Enforcement Act 2003 as amended, is entrusted with the rehabilitation and counseling of victims of human trafficking. The department is headed by a seasoned social worker with over thirty-one years experience in social work practice. Presently, the staff strength of the department is one hundred and seven (107) with varying degrees of professional experience.
From 2004 – July 2012 a total of six thousand, three hundred and twenty-eight (6,328) victims have been referred to the department . One thousand, seven hundred and twenty-Seven (1,727) are male while four thousand, six hundred and fifty-five (4,655) are female. One hundred and Ninety-One (191) of the trafficked persons assisted by the department were empowered to return to school or acquire vocational training. While additional Four Hundred and Fifty-Three (453) were further supported to establish their own businesses through the donation of trade equipments and provision of resettlement allowance to enable them cater for their personal needs.

The department collaborates with relevant government ministries, agencies, NGOs and development partners in realizing its mandate. It is divided into five sections/units and each has distinctive roles to play in realizing the mandate of the department. The sections are -:

The Programme Development Section-: The functions of this section are: programme development, policy formulation and mainstreaming gender in the activities of the Agency.
Rehabilitation Section provides direct assistance to trafficked persons and this includes counseling and rehabilitation services.
Vocational services provided to trafficked persons include knitting, weaving, fashion design, hair dressing, catering, hat making, beads making and photography.
Counselling methods adopted by the section in order to help the victims recover from trauma include psychosocial therapy, individual counseling, group counseling, career counseling, family counseling and case conferencing..

Shelter management Section takes care of the day-to-day running of the shelter facilities established for housing rescued trafficked persons. Services offered at the shelter incluse feeding, clothing, provision of regular hygiene products, physical exercises, basic educational courses. The Agency operates eight shelters across the country with the capacity to accommodate the following number of victims at a time.

S/N

LOCATION OF SHELTER

NUMBER OF BEDSPACE

1.

Abuja

38

2.

Lagos

60

3.

Benin

40

4.

Uyo

45

5.

Enugu

30

6.

Kano

30

7.

Sokoto

30

8.

Maiduguri

20

TOTAL: 293 This statistics is on capacity rate and not occupancy rate.

Please note that NAPTIP operates transit and closed shelters because of the peculiarity of the Agency. Length of stay is limited to 6 weeks. Any person needing a longer stay is referred to the shelters owned by collaborating NGOs.
NGO Section is responsible for coordinating the relationship between NAPTIP and NGO partners, both local and international, working in the area of rehabilitation and integration of victims of human trafficking. It collates, compiles and updates the directory of NGOs working in the area of human trafficking. It also pays serious attention to their authenticity and track record in addressing human trafficking issues. Click

Medical unit is responsible for the medicare of the victims and coordination of relationship with other health care service providers . Qualified nurses are attached to the eight mini-clinics of the Agency who renders first aid services and also makes referrals to other health care service providers where necessary . Coordination Unit coordinates and documents all the activities of the department. It collates and disseminates information about the activities of the department and its staff. The unit also coordinates the monitoring and evaluation activities of the department.

Functions
Within the confines of the mandate of the Agency, the department of Counselling and Rehabilitation offers the following services to victims of human trafficking. Click

The department is guided by the underlisted documents in the pursuit of its functions and responsibilities to the victims. These documents evolved over the years in the practice of social work as it relates to the peculiarities inherent in the rehabilitation and integration of victims of human trafficking as well as in the course of interacting and working with local and international partners in the field of human trafficking. The documents are:
National Policy on Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons: The policy is a compendium of rehabilitation and re-integration processes and strategies and available opportunities for victims. It also contains the rights and privileges of the victims as well as responsibilities of government, departments and agencies in the welfare of victims. The policy has been approved by the National Executive Council of Nigeria, the highest decision making body of the country in 2008. Based on its relevance in assisting trafficked persons, in 2009, the ECOWAS adapted the policy as an instrument for the region (Assisted by IOM, UNICEF and UNIFEM) Click

Strategic Implementation Framework (SIF) The Strategic Implementation Framework (SIF) is a roadmap for fast-tracking the implementation of the National Policy on Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria. The benefit of benchmarking are to improve the quality of services provided, set realistic performance targets, evolve innovative approach to operating and managing interventions and accelerate culture charge by making cooperating organizations accountable to the whole. It is a published document (Assisted by UNFPA) Click Key Performance Indicators Guide: The Key Performance Indicators Guide (KPIG) serves as a guide for relevant stakeholders in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the policy document. Monitoring and evaluation is presented here as a major tools for systematizing protection and assistance interventions and ensuring that intervention activities are appropriate and effective (Assisted by IOM).Click 1, 2, 3, 4

Training Manual for Care Givers and Investigators: The development and production of the Training Manual is the joint effort of NAPTIP and UNICEF. The aim is to strengthen the professional capacity of all stakeholders engaged in training on trafficking in persons, especially investigators and care-givers. The aim is to bring investigators and care-givers together in the same environment to foster the desired professional collaboration needed to provide a holistic service to victims of trafficking. It will also influence the investigators to act as social workers while operating within the tradition of a law enforcer where victims are concerned.. This will foster human right approach and humanitarian perspective in the provision of services to victims of trafficking by law enforcement Agents. (Assisted by UNICEF)

Key concepts and ideas relevant to the professional development, growth and performance of care-givers and investigators were selected and developed into four sequential and mutually reinforcing modules by experts in the areas. Consequently, appropriate numbers of units were developed under each module.

Facilitators’ Guide on the Training Manual: was developed to attend to the methodological component that will provide the framework for the acquisition of the necessary skills for the delivery of the content of the manual. It starts with an overview of methodology which provides details on training need assessment, statement of objective, institutional aids/resource required for training, delivery methods, strategies, techniques and evaluation of performance. The overview is then followed by a well laid out implementation plan. Both the training manual and the facilitator’s guide are restricted documents. (Assisted by UNICEF) Guideline for Protection of Children in Formal Care: is a document that strives to offer solutions to the issue of abuse and neglect of children in foster care by care givers. The issue of abuse and neglect becomes worrisome when the institutions meant for the protection of children are implicated in the abuse and/or neglect of children. The need to address this phenomenon nationally is therefore urgent and imperative to all concerned individuals and institutions. Thus, the Agency in collaboration with UNICEF and other stakeholders decided to put in place a formidable structure that could guarantee the rights, safety and well-being of children in formal care institutions in Nigeria. Click

Strictly guided by the above mentioned documents, the department has implemented several programmes to the benefit of trafficked persons. The attached are few of the projects/programmes implemented in collaboration with various development partners and other stakeholders to improve the socio-economic and psychological status of victims of human trafficking. Click

CONTACT PERSON: Dr. (Mrs) Eunine I. Anuforum

TEL: 07082570244

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Department of Finance and Accounts has the sole responsibility of providing effective and efficient resources management culmed at achieving the mandate of the Agency.
2. This responsibility is discharged through the performance of the following function:

  1. Institution of proactive and dynamic accounting system of operations
  2. Maintains and update relevant books of accounts, records and documentations
  3. Receipt of Federal Government of Nigeria funding and ensure prudent disbursement
  4. Ensure accountability in the receipt and disbursement of Donor Partners’ Financial and Material supports
  5. Receive all Federal Government of Nigeria statutory allocations and ensure prudent disbursements
  6. Ensure prompt and steady payment of staff salaries and allowances
  7. Accounting for purchases and disposals of assets
  8. Budget preparation, implementation and monitoring
  9. Accounting for stock / Stores
  10. Prompt preparation of relevant financial and management reports as well as annual statutory audit reports
  11. Ensure effective and efficient Accounting Management Information System
  12. Others

3. These functions are carried out through the activities of the followingSections structured into Accounts and Finance Units:

  1. Central Pay Office (CPO) Accounts Unit
  2. Other Charges Accounts Unit
  3. Checking Accounts Unit
  4. Salaries Accounts Unit
  5. Budget and Funds Finance Unit
  6. Advances Finance Unit
  7. Final Accounts Finance Unit
  8. Reconciliation Finance Unit

4. ACTIVITIES OF THE SECTIONS

  1. CENTRAL PAY OFFICE SECTION (CPO)
  2. General Banking Operations
  3. Maintenance of imprest account system
  4. Preparation of payment mandates
  5. Maintenance of prescribed treasury cash books
  6. Maintenance of daily fund position registers
  7. Preparation of monthly summary of revenue / receipts and payments for rendition of returns and management use
  8. Maintain effective and efficient custody of security documents
  9. Others

  1. OTHER CHARGES SECTION
  2. Preparation of receipt / payment vouchers
  3. Maintenance of PV registers
  4. Maintenance of vote (DVEA) books
  5. Rendition of monthly receipts / expenditure details and returns
  6. Others
  1. CHECKING SECTION
  2. Checking the correctness, accuracy and relevancies of all vouchers and the supporting documents
  3. Ascertain and confirm the accuracy of amount payable and schedule vouchers to audit for further examination
  4. Act as the audit section of the Finance and Accounts Department
  5. Others

  1. SALARY SECTION
  2. Preparation of salaries and allowances of staff of the Agency on a monthly basis
  3. Maintenance of prescribed treasury forms / registers
  4. Others
  1. BUDGET AND FUNDS SECTION
  2. Preparation of the Agency’s annual budget – personnel, recurrent and capital and monitoring of the budget performance
  3. Allocation of funds to accounting sub – heads i.e. maintenance of the Agency’s master vote book
  4. Others
  1. ADVANCES SECTION
  2. Maintenance of staff personal advances ledger
  3. Preparation of advances / retirement vouchers
  4. Maintenance of ledger / register for other prepayments
  5. Ascertain the personal liability of staff to the Agency and other Institutions
  6. Others
  1. FINAL ACCOUNTS SECTION
  2. Maintenance of analysis registers for receipts, payments and retirements
  3. Maintenance of general ledgers
  4. Preparation of the Agency’s trial balance
  5. Preparation of annual financial statement – income and expenditure account, cash flow statement, balance sheet, value added statement etc
  6. Preparation of management report
  7. Maintenance of the Agency’s fixed assets register
  8. Preparation of transcript of accounts
  9. Others

  • RECONCILIATION SECTION
  • Reconciliation of banks statement of accounts with the cash book
  • Reconciliation of vote books with cash books
  • Others

CONTACT PERSON: Hassan Ndanusa.

TEL: 08080758024

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i. Mandate of the department

The mandate of the Department covers mainly research and Programme Developing. The Research Unit of the Department embarks on Research and Data collection to unearth the factors sustaining trafficking in persons and providing imputs for policy formulation and implementation aimed at tackling TIP in Nigeria. Programme Development Unit helps the Agency achieve its mandate of developing, monitoring and evaluating various programmes to tackle Traffic in Persons and other related crimes in Nigeria. It is pertinent to note that like other department of the Agency the Research and Programme Development Department has stream-lined its duties and functions to contribute meaningfully to fight the menace of trafficking in persons and other related matters which is the mandate of the Agency.

ii. Methods of Operation

The Department being research and programme development based, operates using Data Collections and analysis method to arrive at expected results. Continuous capacity building of departmental staff on relevant fields of study is always adopted for the enhancement of performance towards increased productivity. The Department collaborates with stakeholders for exchange of ideas and brain storms on issues affecting not only the Department, but the Agency at large.

iii. Activities of the Department

On the directive of the then President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), Prof. Sola Ehindero a renowned scholar and expert on human trafficking from Obafemi Awolowo University was commissioned to carry out a research on the root causes of human trafficking which answers the question of “Why Trafficking in Person”? This research work was aimed at discovering the root causes of human trafficking and the outcome as a base for policy formulation in the fight against human trafficking. The research work has since been completed with the publication of the outcome entitled “Dynamics and Contexts of Trafficking in Persons. A National Perspective”.

The department also supervised the “field assessment exercise” carried out in eleven southern states of Nigerian in collaboration with UNICEF under the Anti Child Trafficking Network” – a project donated by the United States Department of State Bureau for International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs. The states included Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Delta, Edo, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Akwa – Ibom, Cross – River and Rivers. It is worthy to note that such an assessment project had also been donated by UNICEF and carried out in eleven Northern states of Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger and Kwara. These states both in the south and north were considered endemic in human trafficking activities. The report of these projects had been published and circulated among stakeholders.

The Agency being the arrow head of the fight against human trafficking in the country, through the department, carried out field visits to States Ministries of Women Affairs Nigeria, Police and Immigration Services State Commands to collate data on human trafficking. This is an ongoing exercise which will be done annually to collate data to update the Agency’s data base on TIP in line with the ECOWAS Plan of Action and the ECCAS/ECOWAS Joint Plan of Action on TIP.

The department, in collaboration with ILO, carried out a survey in four border states of Benue, Taraba, Borno and Sokoto to ascertain the incidence of human trafficking between the Republic of Cameroon and Nigeria. In the quest to really fight the root causes of trafficking in persons, the department, in collaboration with the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of offenders (UNAFRI) carried out research to this effect in Benin city – Edo state. Edo was chosen because of high concentration of trafficked victims repatriated from Europe.

On its programme development activities, the department in liaison with the Federal Ministry of Justice set up the SERVICOM unit in line with the Federal Government directive on efficient and quality service delivery in the public sector. The department also established a functional library though development is on-going through collection of books donated by development partners. The library serves members of staff and research scholars on human trafficking.

The department has also been anchoring the quarterly meetings of the National Consultative Forum of Stakeholders where through synergy, all efforts and resources were properly channeled to avoid duplication and wastage in the fight towards the eradication of human trafficking. The forum has membership drawn from the office of the Special Assistant to Mr. President on Human Trafficking. Ministries of Women Affairs at both the Federal and States levels, Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Ministry of Cooperation and Integration in Africa, Nigeria Immigration Services, the Nigeria Police, National Human Rights Commission, ECOWAS, ILO/IPEC, IOM, UNODC, UNICEF, WOTCLEF etc.

The department worked assiduously with other stakeholders to conclude work on the draft National Action Plan on Trafficking in Persons. The draft has been submitted to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for consideration and approval as a National Policy on TIP. This is in line with the ECOWAS initial Plan Action and the Joint ECOWAS/ECCAS Plan of Action adopted in Abuja during the Ministerial Conference.

The department in liaison with Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligent Unit in the Presidency (BMPIU) facilitated the acquisition of the Agency’s Headquarters complex at plot 2028 Dalaba Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja and the Abuja Shelter for rescued victims of human trafficking at Gwarimpa. Also the Agency’s zonal office complex in Ikeja, Lagos as well as procurement of capital items.

CONTACT PERSON: GODWIN E MORKA

TEL: 08023144965, 08024724498

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The Public Enlightenment Department of NAPTIP is one of the core departments of the Agency and has been in existence since the inception of the Agency. It has organized and executed several awareness/sensitization programmes, in virtually all the states of the country in collaboration with our 6 zonal offices. However, items that concern the department in the circular are items (a), (b) and (d).

a) Mandate Of The Department:- According to the Harmonized Edition of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Acts 2003 and 2005, the Public Enlightenment Department shall in collaboration with the Federal Ministries of Information and National Orientation Agency, Women and Youth Development, Employment, Labor and Productivity and Federal Ministry of Education, be responsible for campaigns, seminars and workshops aimed at educating the public on the problem of trafficking, thereby stimulating interest in awareness about the problem.

b) Method of Operations:- Several methods are usually employed by the department in its operations. Any particular method employed at any point in time will generally depend on several factors such as the literacy level of the targetted audience, location, age bracket, predominant language spoken, etc. The methods are as follows: Conferences, seminars, workshop Strategic alliance and cooperation Production and distribution of sensitization materials such as Face caps, T/shirts, stickers and posters Courtesy calls or visits Awareness campaign rally Organized excursion Pre-Sensitisation tours to human-trafficking endemic areas Research projects Newspaper sensitization and awareness publication Electronic media messages Outdoor publicity vans Jingles Local media Newsletter publication Traditional methods of communication e.g Town Crier Drama Feed back mechanism

In conclusion a copy of the activities of the Public Enlightenment Department since inception is attached. The department has tried to make the list as comprehensive as possible, but with expected reports from Public Enlightenment Units in the zonal offices, updates will be sent as they become available.

Contact Person: Orakwue Arinze

TEL: 08033144801

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ESTABLISHMENT
The Legal and Prosecution department is one of the operational Departments of the Agency meant to address the issue of trafficking in persons and other related offences by way of prosecution of offenders as provided for in Section 9 of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003 as amended (hereinafter referred to as the Act.

FUNCTIONS
Section 8 (2) of Traffic in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act 2003 (as amended) provides for the Department’s functions as follows:

• Prosecuting offenders under the Act.
• Supporting investigation Department with Legal advice and assistance whenever required.
• Acting as secretariat to the board.
• Conducting such proceedings as may be necessary towards the recovery of any asset or properties forfeited under this Act.
• Performing such other duties as the Agency may refer to from time to time.

LEGISLATION BACKGROUND

Prior to 2003, there was no anti - trafficking in persons legislation in Nigeria. The then wife of the vice president, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Titi Abubakar, was responsible for setting up a committee which included persons drawn from relevant bodies to draft an anti – trafficking bill. The bill was the first private bill presented to and passed into law by the National Assembly. The then President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo assented to it on, 14th July, 2003. The Bill gave birth to Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003. Section 1 (1) of the Act established a multi dimensional crime fighting Agency known as the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP).

The law was subsequently amended by Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration (Amendment) Act, 2005 to give practical translation to some of the enforcement powers of the Agency.

TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (PROHIBITION) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION ACT, 2003 AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (PROHIBITION) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2005.

STAFF
The Department is headed by the Director, Legal and Prosecution. Under him are seasoned prosecutors.

TRAINING / WORKSHOP
The Department is involved in organizing sensitization and training workshop. Some of the training and workshops organized so far include the following:
• Sensitization workshop for the Bar and the Bench for 22 project states of the Federation;
• Trial Advocacy Seminar;
• Trafficking in Persons training programme;

CONTACT PERSON: Bar. Adbulrahim Opotu Shaibu

TEL: +2348086368484

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OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT

Investigation and Monitoring Department NAPTIP Headquarters, Abuja is the investigative arm of the Agency saddled with general investigation of cases of human trafficking for sexual or labour exploitation and violence against persons. The Department is headed by a Director who oversees and co-ordinates all investigation activities as well as its operations and personnel. It is blessed with a couple of experienced and well trained personnel in addition to seconded officers from the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Immigration Service, Defence Intelligence Agency and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The Agency has 9 (nine) Zonal Commands each with a functional investigation Unit and manned by an investigation officer (Head of Operation) under the supervision of the Zonal Commander, who in turn reports to the Director- General of the Agency. The Zonal Command Headquarters are in Lagos, Enugu, Uyo, Maiduguri, Makurdi, Sokoto, Kano and Oshogbo respectively.

For effectiveness and efficiency, the Department has other Units and Sub-Units which are headed by competent Officers, namely National Monitoring Centre (NMC) responsible for Call Centre and Data Processing, Asset and Financial Investigation, Surveillance, Forensics, Detention and Release, Exhibits, Security and Squads.

ORGANOGRAM

The organogram reflects not only the divisions and sub-units but also the structures and operations of the Department. Click Here

MANDATE

Section 12 (i) (i) (a) – (d) of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 outlines the mandate of the Department. The Investigation and Monitoring Department shall:-

(a) Be responsible for the prevention and detection of offences under this Act;

(b) Collaborate with the Nigeria Immigration Service and other relevant law enforcement agencies in charge of entry and exit for the purpose of detecting offences under this Act;

(c) Investigate, trace and identify the proceeds, assets and properties of persons derived from acts which constitute an offence under this Act; and

(d) Effect the confiscation or forfeiture of such proceeds, assets and properties in collaboration with the Legal and Prosecution Department.

In addition to the above, the Department investigates all forms of violence against persons in line with Section 44 Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 which applies only to Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja.

APPROACHES

The Department employs various methods in carrying out its investigation activities which include but not limited to the following;

(a) Proactive Investigation

(b) Reactive Investigation

(c) Disruptive operations

(d) Surveillance

(e) Joint Operations and other Intelligence cooperation mechanisms

COMMITMENT

The Department in carrying out its duties is committed to fair and just investigation process and respects the rights of all persons as enshrined in the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and other global instruments on the rights of suspects and victims of human trafficking. Absolute confidentiality and protection of witnesses and informants are of high priority to the Department.

Contact Person: Greg F Esele

TEL: +2348034466676

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