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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) is organising an essay competition on Human Trafficking for Senior Secondary School Students in FCT only.

The Essay competition is in commemoration of the EU Anti-Human Trafficking Day 2016 coming up on the 18th of October, 2016.

Essay Title – ‘’Human Life is Priceless’’.

Essay theme: ‘I am priceless’

Guidelines for Essay Competition

  • Essays must not be longer than 500 words.
  • Essays may be typed in Ms. Word
  • Essays must be written in English, in black ink with font size 12 and double-spaced.
  • Only one entry per student and each entry must be the work of the student.
  • Essay entries must not be already published. The essay must be written exclusively for this contest.
  • Any essays found to be plagiarized will be automatically disqualified;
  • Handwritten essays are qualified for submission.

Submissions can be made to any of the following points:

  1. 1. Online submission: Subject should be marked – EU Anti-Human Trafficking day school essay competition and sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. 2. Paper Submission: Hand written essays should be collected by the schools, enveloped and marked EU Anti-Human Trafficking day school essay competition and sent to Deputy Director School Services, FCT Secondary Education Board, Education Secretariat (SUBEB), Area 3 Garki, Abuja.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be 10years and above
  • Applicants must be registered secondary school students from SS1, 2 and 3 classes only.

Essay requirements: The following information must be included on the last page of the essay

  • Applicants must include their full name, age, name of their school and address of their school;
  • Applicants must include the name and phone number of their school principal;
  • Applicants must include the name and phone number of their English teacher;

Prizes to be won

30 best essays will be shortlisted and prizes include:

  • 10 students with best essays will get a Phone Tablet
  • 30 students will get High-school bag packs
  • 20 white boards for the schools that produce the best essays

With other beautiful consolation prizes

Deadline for submission is midnight of Friday October 7, 2016.

Prize presentation will be on Tuesday 18 October 2016 in commemoration of the EU Anti-Human Trafficking Day. Venue will be communicated to the winners and their schools.

Children and wards of unodc and NAPTIP STAFF ARE EXEMPTED FROM THIS COMPETITION.

Hard times await human traffickers and migrant smugglers across the nation as the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), are to establish a joint operational working group to combat human trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants in the country.

The working group will ensure prompt information sharing, effective referral mechanism procedure as well as swift tracking of human trafficking and smuggling of migrant cases so as to reduce the incidence of trafficking in Persons.

This was agreed upon by the NIS and NAPTIP Managements recently in Abuja during a visit to the Comptoller-General of Immigration, Mr. Muhammad Babandede by the Management of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), led by the Acting Director – General, Mr. Abdulrazak Dangiri.

Speaking during the visit the Acting Director – General of NAPTIP congratulated the Comptroller General on his appointment describing it as a well deserved elevation bearing in mind his professional skills and precedence.

The NAPTIP helmsman disclosed that as part of efforts to enhance the operations of the Agency towards effective and prompt service delivery, series of capacity development trainings have been lined up for the Officers of NAPTIP.

He therefore sought the cooperation of the NIS in using some of its training facilities as platform for the capacity development.

In his remarks, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service who was pioneer Director, Investigation and Monitoring of the Agency, stated that the due to the nature of human trafficking which is now a global concern, there is the need for inter Agency collaboration and supports not only from the governmental actors but other stakeholders in the nation.

While commending the Agency for the modest achievements recorded since its creation in the areas of awareness creation , prosecution of human trafficking offenders as well as rescue, rehabilitation and empowerment of victims of human trafficking, Mr. Babandede urged NAPTIP to beam its searchlights on middle men and recruiters of human trafficking who are usually in Nigeria rather than exerting operational energies and resources on high profile traffickers, most of who are outside the country.

Nneka Aniagoh

For: Head, Press and Public Relations