NAPTIP to scale-up campaign against child labour in FCT

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has revealed that it had planned to scale-up campaign to mitigate the rising incidences of child labour in the FCT.

Its director-general, Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
While expressing concern over the rising incidences of child labour in the FCT, Waziri- Azi said that NAPTIP would never be silent about the issue.
She said the agency was already expanding its searchlight into broader areas where people hid to commit the crime of trafficking in the name of religion.

Waziri- Azi noted that people now used religious schools and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps to commit human trafficking.
She said the agency would intensify its searchlight on faith-based institutions, IDP camps, domestic servitude and others to fish out perpetrators of human trafficking.
“NAPTIP is not quiet and will never be quiet; it is just that we just need to scale-up awareness campaigns, we need to let people know what we are doing,” she said.

On the training of survivors of human trafficking, the director-general said the agency had done a lot, adding that the agency had been able to empower over 1,000 survivors of trafficking and sexual and gender-based violence.

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