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Ms. Julie Okah-Donli, new Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)

Ms. Julie Okah-Donli, new Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)

The new Director General of the Nigerian National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) called for intelligence-sharing between Nigeria and European countries to combat the threat of trafficking in human beings.

Ms. Julie Okah-Donli made the call when she received the Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Jirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, who led a team during a visit to Abuja on April 24, 2017.

Ms. Okah-Donli explained that, in order to combat trafficking in human beings, gathering information was a fundamental requirement.

“Sustained cooperation, capacity building, monitoring and information sharing must be some of the basic ingredients to tackle the threat of human trafficking that is currently a global concern. I am also concerned about the difficulties of migrants related to Europe and Nigeria, especially on the issues of illegal migrants,” said Okah-Donli.

Members of RENATE working with migrants in Europe welcome this statement from NAPTIP in the belief that collaboration and cooperation are essential in the fight against trafficking and exploitation.

For more: Http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/04/human-trafficking-naptip-dg-urges-intelligence-sharing/

 

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