NAPTIP, Air Peace Sign MoU To Fight Human Trafficking

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and one of Nigeria’s airlines, Air Peace Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on partnership against human trafficking on Tuesday.

Dame Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General of NAPTIP signed on behalf of the agency while Chief Allen Onyema, Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace signed for his airline at their corporate headquarters in GRA Ikeja Lagos.

Okah-Donli said the relationship between the two organisations started months ago, adding that the signing was to officially use their platforms to combat human trafficking and irregular migration in Nigeria.

“The collaboration is aimed at ensuring the eradication of illegal migration and human trafficking and to disseminate anti-human trafficking messages across Nigeria as an effective countermeasure to human trafficking and irregular migration.

“However, the specific objectives are: To support the agency in the areas of raising awareness to reduce the incidence of human trafficking and irregular migration.

NAPTIP, Air Peace Sign MoU To Fight Against Human Trafficking

“To partner with the agency to effectively carry anti-human trafficking messages across routes flown by Air Peace.

“Today is not a day for long speeches, but to our signatures where our hearts and mouths have been for the past two months, and kick the ground of partnership running’’, she said.

Earlier, Onyema said his organisation was partnering with NAPTIP with a view to reducing the number of Nigerians and Africans being trafficked.

He commended the agency director-general for her doggedness in the fight against human trafficking, noting that her tenure had brought the agency a higher level of recognition.

The chief executive officer said his organisation was committed to every statement in the MoU, assuring that Air Peace would do more in the actualisation of the agreement.

He called on other corporate organisations to join hands with NAPTIP in the fight against human trafficking.

Onyeka promised to employ some trafficked survivors irrespective of their educational qualification stressing that the gesture would encourage NAPTIP and also discourage those that wanted to be trafficked.

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