In view of the international embarrassment and shame the country has been subjected to, the Federal Government has restated its commitment to the fight against human trafficking.
To put an end to this illicit act, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has reiterated government’s commitment to fully support the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in the fight against the scourge.
He made the disclosure, yesterday, at a National Stakeholders Consultative Forum (NSCF) organised by NAPTIP to mark the World Day of Dignity for Victims of human trafficking slated for July 30, 2017.
Malami, who was represented by a director in his ministry, Francis Oni, lamented that human trafficking has deflated the population of the country by the large number of deaths recorded through the tortuous journey across the Sahara dessert and the Mediterranean Sea.
“Whatever it takes to make NAPTIP succeed in this task, the Federal Government is ready to provide, as no stone will be left unturned in this fight against human trafficking,” Malami assured.
Meanwhile, a walk against human trafficking is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 29.