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Human trafficking: Anambra lauds NAPTIP’s



ANAMBRA State Attorney-General, Uju Nworgu has commended members of National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for a marvelous job done within a short period that the agency has been established in Anambra State. 

  Dr Nworgu said during an interview that NAPTIP was established in Anambra State in November, 2020,with the approval of Gov. Willie Obiano. 

  The commissioner stressed that NAPTIP takes charge of fighting human trafficking; coordination and enforcement of all other laws on trafficking in persons and other related offences. 

  It also adopted effective measures in the prevention and eradication of trafficking as well as investigating and prosecution of all cases of human trafficking, child abuse, child labour and sexual harassments. 

  The AG also noted that NAPTIP in the state recorded not less than 20 cases and held public enlightenment and awareness campaigns through seminars, workshops and publications, radio, television programmes aimed at educating the public on the dangers of trafficking in persons.   

  The AG was represented during the interview by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Mrs Ngozi Iwouno. 

  The Anambra State Commander, NAPTIP, Judith Ibadi, lamented over a lot of challenges facing her office.

  She said they required more office accommodation in the state, especially, where they could keep the victims.

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