The National Agency for the Prohibition in Persons(NAPTIP) Says it has successfully sensitised 50 Persons on the dangers associated with human trafficking and child molestation.
The Director General NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, made this known during a sensitisation and advocacy with the view to creating awareness on human trafficking in Kano.
She said 50 participants included 25 male and 25 female
She also said that the theme of the event was Sensitisation and Advocacy on human trafficking in Kano. NAPTIP: Ensuring a human trafficking free nation.
The Director General, who was represented by Mr Effeh Ekrika, the Director of Administration, in the agency, said the sensitisation on the dangers of human trafficking, child abuse and child labour became imprative in view of the rising trend of child abuses and trafficking in Kano.
“Public enlightenment is the major way of curbing the menace of human trafficking particularly in the Northern parts of the country.
” We need to inform them on the ills of trafficking and how it affect them in becoming modern day slavery, trying to deceive by deception ”
Suleiman-Ibrahim further explained that NAPTIP is a response of Federal Government that deals with issues of exploitation and creating awareness so that people don’t fall prey to it.
She restated the agency’s committment on sensitisation and advocacy to curb the menace of human trafficking.
Mr Abdullahi Babale, the NAPTIP Kano Zonal Commander, said the sensitisation program was a clarion call to see that there was need for human trafficking to be stopped.
According to him, the program would enlighten them to know the reality and risk of giving their wards out for trafficking to be better in life.
He advised the general public not to be convinced by fake promises and persuasive words that their children will study outside or secure a job or through sports, stressed that lack of empowerment and economy values will not be ground for trafficking the innocent child
“At the end of the day they lure the children into different forms of immoral acts”
Fatima Muhammad, who spoke on behalf of the participants commended the agency for organising sensitisation and promised to share the knowledge she learnt with others who did not attended the event.
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