The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has said that over twenty thousand victims of human trafficking have passed through the training of the agency as part of the shelter strategy to curb the menace of trafficking in the country.
The Kwara State Commander of the agency, Saadu Mustapha, stated this on Thursday in Ilorin while paying a visit to the leadership of the Kwara State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).Saadu Mustapha, who reiterated the commitment of the agency against human trafficking in the society, said the Kwara Command of NAPTIP was established in January to further assist in championing the campaign against human trafficking.
He said prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership are the strategies adopted to curb the syndrome.
Responding, the state NUJ Chairman, Abdullateef ‘Lanre Ahmed, urged NAPTIP to help curb the menace of underage prostitution in the society.Ahmed appealed to the federal government to assist the agency with funding and operational facilities to enable it carry out its mandate effectively.
Royal Times reports that the NUJ Chairman assured that the union was ready and willing to collaborate with NAPTIP in tackling the menace of human trafficking and child labour.