The Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed its commitment to the fight against human trafficking which it described as a big threat to its human capital and overall economic development.
Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo gave the commitment in Abuja, on Monday, at the grand finale of the one-week event to mark the 2022 world day against human trafficking with the theme “use and abuse of technology.
The vice president, who was represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Adeola Ipaye, appreciated the efforts and achievements of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in the fight against human trafficking and solicited the increased support and collaboration of the partners and stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking.
He disclosed that Federal Government has developed policies, namely, the National Action Plan on Human Trafficking 2022 to 2026, the National Policy for Protection and Assistance to Victims of Trafficking in Persons, and the Protocol for Identification, Safe Return and Reintegration of Trafficked Persons, that would help NAPTIP and its local and international partners to achieve more success in the fight against human trafficking.
He said: “These policy documents would continue to set the agenda on important conversations and possibly streamline activities that would interrupt and reverse activities of human traffickers.