The Nationwide Company for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Individuals (NAPTIP) has applauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, for his administration’s “large developmental initiatives” within the state since its assumption of workplace in 2015.
NAPTIP additionally counseled Gov. Ugwuanyi for “your current constant assist on your frontline well being employees to safeguard the lives of the residents of Enugu State, to curb the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
The physique gave the commendations when the Director Common (DG), Dame Julie Okah-Donli, led a delegation to the Authorities Home, Enugu, on Wednesday, for the inauguration of the Enugu State Activity Pressure on Human Trafficking, which was carried out by Gov. Ugwuanyi.
Okah-Donli stated that “it takes a person with robust imaginative and prescient and function to realize these feats”.
The DG defined that NAPTIP because the focal company within the combat in opposition to human trafficking in Nigeria, “can be the implementing company for the Violence In opposition to Individuals Prohibition Act 2015, which Enugu State domesticated on eighth Might 2019”.
She disclosed that NAPTIP was collaborating with state governments to arrange activity forces in opposition to human trafficking, below the supervision of the state governors, to be chaired by the State Legal professional Generals, as a way to consolidate the efforts of the company and different stakeholders.
The NAPTIP boss identified that the issues related to human trafficking in addition to irregular migration have turn into of nice nationwide concern, “particularly with the massive variety of Nigerians trapped in sexual and labour exploitation in varied African and European nations”.
Expressing worries that human trafficking portends hazard to human and nationwide safety, the NAPTIP DG pressured that “it should be addressed boldly and frontally”.
She due to this fact maintained that the state activity forces on human trafficking have a pivotal function to play in making certain ample sensitization on the grassroots and amongst weak teams, “offering companies and assist to victims who’ve been rescued and returned, in addition to data sharing and regulation enforcement”.
Inaugurating the Enugu State Activity Pressure, chaired by the State Legal professional Common and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus Eze, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who described human trafficking as “an open wound on the physique of our society, a criminal offense in opposition to humanity, and a world phenomenon that exceeds the competence of any neighborhood or nation”, acknowledged that it requires a mobilization corresponding to the dimensions of the phenomenon, as a way to be eradicated.
The governor famous that his administration had earlier demonstrated dedication to the elimination of the human trafficking menace, disclosing that Enugu was among the many first few states in Nigeria to move the Youngster Rights and Accountability Regulation of 2015.
Gov. Ugwuanyi appreciated the laudable efforts of NAPTIP and its good transfer in reconstituting the state working teams into state activity forces “to supply a platform to articulate and consolidate state governments’ insurance policies and programmes to counter the horrible scourge of human trafficking”.
He due to this fact referred to as for enhanced partnership amongst authorities establishments, the personal sector, tutorial establishments, the media, civil society and the faith-based organizations, to eradicate trafficking and rehabilitate survivors.
Responding, the Deputy Chief of Employees to the Governor, Prof. Malachy Okwueze, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman of the state activity pressure, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for locating them worthy to serve the state in that capability and promised him that they may discharge their duties diligently, stressing: “We won’t disappoint Your Excellency and the folks of Enugu State”.
Members of the State activity pressure embody Tochukwu, Emmanuel Anyanwuma (State Ministry of Justice); Mr. Chuka Umunna (Federal Ministry of Labour& Employment); Okenwa Uzoamaka Uzoechina (State Ministry of Girls Affairs and Social Improvement); CSP Ezenwa Onyekaba (Nigeria Police Pressure); CIS Nneka Ilojeme (Nigerian Immigration Service); Achi Idris (Nationwide Drug and Regulation Enforcement Company); Ikpa Chinyere Rose (Nationwide Safety and Civil Defence Corps), and Uwa Chioma (Federal Street Security Corps).
Others are HRH Igwe Emmanuel Umunna (Consultant of Conventional Establishments); Prof. Fred Eze, (OHANEZE) (Consultant of Socio-Cultural Organizations); Ogbuefi Esther (Consultant of Youths and Girls Group); Ogbonna Ugochukwu (WACOL), Chinelo Dim (WINET), Comrade Elias Agu (CLO), Amara Amusi (DOVES Basis) and Chinyere Mgbo (NAWOJ).