Nigeria

NAPTIP: NGOs getting UN funds to fight human trafficking without our knowledge

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Monday said it would monitor non-governmental organisations receiving the United Nations support funds for the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria.

The NAPTIP Director-General Julie Okah-Donli, said this in Abuja at a stakeholders’ validation programme of the agency’s gender policy with the theme ‘Preventing Forced Migration and Trafficking of Women and Girls: Build Resilience, Promote Sustainable Development’.

“For a long time, Nigeria has been a beneficiary of this very important UN voluntary funds because UN women work with NGOs whose activities are concerned with human trafficking, but we were not aware.

“But now that I am in, we will monitor some of the NGOs that were listed because we are not not even sure if they are registered with Network of Civil Society Organisation Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL).”

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She said the validation of the policy document to tackle human trafficking was part of the NAPTIP’s desire to eliminate all forms of gender discrimination in its activities.

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