The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has given its backing to the proposed international migration conference by the Journalists International Forum For Migration, JIFORM.
The event is slated for November 25-29, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria, according to the President of the forum, Mr. Ajibola Abayomi.
NAPTIP declared support for the association when a delegation of JIFORM led by its president visited the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.
Receiving the proposal on the conference, the Director General of NAPTIP, Mrs Julie Okah-Doni represented by the Head of Public Enlightenment of the agency, Mr Orakuwe Arinze said the establishment was proud of JIFORM and its various activities.
He called for further collaborations to end human trafficking in the nation, adding that “NAPTIP is fully behind JIFORM.
“We have endorsed the conference and shall give necessary supports to ensure its success. We observed that members of JIFORM are spread across the globe. That is a big plus for the leadership of the association.
“The association from what I have noted is a group of determined media professionals that are ready to contribute to the fight against irregular migration. It is an honour to be on the platform of a global body being led by a Nigerian”
On the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the NAPTIF boss said that the agency would go beyond profiling the returnee Nigerian-migrantsby ensuring that they are also empowered.
“Hundreds of Nigerian returnees from different countries are under our custody at our various commands and rehabilitation centers across the country. “We shall profile them as they come to know exactly what to do in addition to thorough investigation, medical examination and their upkeep. Not minding the fact that we are law enforcing establishment, we are still committed to humanitarian services” Orakuwe said.