The Acting Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Alhaji Abdulrazak Dangiri has pledged the support of the Agency to the Technical Committee on the establishment and management of missing persons database in Nigeria. The Committee is headed by the Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment, Mrs. Maryam Uwais.
He said that all relevant Agencies of Government must collaborate with the Committee to achieve its objectives especially at this time of security challenges in the country.
The Ag DG of NAPTIP was speaking in Abuja when he received in audience members of the Technical Committee made up of representatives of key national and international stakeholders from Federal Government MDAs, the Police and International Committee of Red Cross amongst others.
Speaking earlier, Mrs. Uwais said that the purpose of the visit was to inform the Agency about the establishment and management of missing person database in Nigeria and to seek collaboration.
She reiterated the need to commence the process of establishing the Database adding that there has been a lot of displacement and disappearance of people especially in the North East leading to cases of unaccounted and missing persons. This she said has been largely because of insufficient or the lack of a national database of persons thereby, making it nearly impossible to trace and reunite displaced and missing persons with their families.
She stated that the visit to NAPTIP was a step in the right direction as the Agency is a close ally to partner with in tracing and reuniting victims with their families.
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