Nigeria: Fight Human Trafficking, UN Agency Tells Govt

24 November 2020

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Representative to Nigeria, Oliver Stolpe, yesterday urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in the fight against human trafficking.

He made the call in Abuja at a workshop for the development of the National Plan of Action on Human Trafficking in Nigeria 2021 - 2025, sponsored by UNODC and the Swizerland Embassy.

He also advised the government to enhance the criminal justice response to the issue of trafficking in persons in Nigeria.

He said though the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons had detected 4,215 victims of trafficking in persons so far, the number of convictions remained comparatively low with 101.

Migration Adviser, Switzerland Embassy in Nigeria, Manuel Muhlebach, said trafficking in persons had been a major cause of human insecurity as it affected the lives of migrants in the most negative ways.

NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, said the numerous achievements recorded by the agency were due to the 2009 - 2012 National Plan of Action that provided the much needed framework for a coordinated response to human trafficking.

More From: Daily Trust

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.