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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is compiling an anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse to commemorate the World Day Against Human Trafficking and Child Abuse on 30th July, 2017.

We are therefore inviting entries from Nigerian Pupils in Primary Schools, Students in Secondary Schools and Under Graduates in Tertiary Institutions across the country.

Successful entries will be published and launched by the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Aisha Muhammad Buhari on Thursday 27th July, 2017 at the ECOWAS Hall, Asokoro, FCT, Abuja by 10am.

The participants must state the under listed:

  1. Name of Student, ii. Age, iii. Name of School, iv. Class or Year of Study.

Successful participants will receive from the Agency a copy of the Anthology of poems on Human Trafficking and Child Abuse afterwards.

All entries are to be received by the Agency on or before 15th June, 2017 by hard copies or the soft copies to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For further enquires and clarifications please call Mr. Arinze Orakwue on 08033144801 and Mr. Atokolo Daniel on 08033159247.

Daniel Atokolo,


For: NDI PE.

The Director-General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli has vowed to hunt human traffickers wherever they operate within the country adding that the era of trading in young promising Nigerian youths were over.

She disclosed that the Agency is currently working on modality to ensure the inclusion of human trafficking in the whistle blowing policy of the present administration saying that trafficking in persons is a crime that deserves all the necessary attention due to its security and social implication to any nation.

The NAPTIP boss stated this during her maiden press briefing which took place at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

She rolled out her vision for the Agency saying that she is poised to take the Agency to a global level so that it could rank among its peers around the world.

The DG said, “my vision for the Agency is to re-engineer this Specialized Crime Fighting Agency that is the foremost in the suppression and elimination of trafficking in persons with specific attention on awareness creation, advocacy, enforcement of the law, capacity development as well as comprehensive rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking in order to enhance the dignity of all persons in line with international best practices.

“As part of my vision concerning awareness creation, NAPTIP Officers this morning commenced a weekly sensitization campaign at diverse public places around the country. This activity which will be done every Thursday will involve our officers moving into the streets and other public places to educate the members of the public on the ills of human trafficking. In addition, the Agency will in July this year launch a massive nationwide campaign against human trafficking. The planned campaign will involve all stakeholders as we join hands to end this scourge.

“During this massive awareness campaign, NAPTIP will seek out Nigerians in market squares, town halls, village squares, schools, motor parks, churches, etc. We will show pictures, engage them in local languages with victim’s stories. I will revamp our hotlines so that they can function like the ones you have in developed countries. Anytime any Nigerian calls, NAPTIP WILL NOT ONLY answer, NAPTIP WILL RESPOND” she said.

On the unabated activities of some human traffickers, the NAPTIP boss said that real hard times await them because “if the traffickers decide to sail across the Ocean, NAPTIP operatives shall be ahead of them. If they fly in the air, we shall await their landing and on the death prone routes through the hottest deserts, we shall be right at the next point waiting for them.

Donli assured that the Agency shall avail itself of the enormous benefits of the modern technology in tacking the human trafficking issues saying, “The Agency shall avail itself of the enormous benefits of the modern technology to keep our eyes on the whole country and specifically the notable endemic regions to elicit prompt response from the people on cases of human trafficking”.

She promised capacity development of operatives of the Agency in order to be able to effectively discharge their duties pointing out that “Human trafficking is a global phenomenon of serious concern that requires collective efforts in order to combat it. This is simply because of the attendant casualties and other negative effects that have characterized the migration aspect of trafficking. It is a known fact that human trafficking has moved from the era of analogue and person-to-person recruitment of victims to a well orchestrated criminal network that is designed to deceive even the very best operatives. It has moved from the era of physical administration of oath of secrecy on victims in person, to the era of digital initiation at the destination point and other sacred points of exploitation in the full glare of android devices in order to command the required compliance.

On the performance of the Agency since its inception, she said that “Since its inception, it is worthy of note that NAPTIP has not only performed to satisfaction, but has been able to salvage lives and future of many Nigerians, mostly the promising youths. A critical analysis of the overall performance of the Agency shows that since its inception, it has received a total of 4, 755 cases, investigated 3, 407 while a huge number of 10, 685 victims have been rescued. In the same vein, the Agency has convicted a total of 321 persons.

Adekoye Vincent

for: Head, PPRU



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