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Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi Takes Over as DG NAPTIP

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Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dr Fatima Waziri – Azi, has vowed to go after high profile human traffickers across the Country, saying that her administration will not spare any offender no matter their status in the Society.

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Dr Waziri – Azi stated this on Monday at the Corporate Headquarters of the Agency shortly after taking over as the new Director General from Senator Basheer Garba Muhammed who was released by President Muhammadu Buhari.

She said NAPTIP would redesign its operational strategies and embrace the involvement of wide spectrum of stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking in the Country.

It could be recalled that following the recommendation of the Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, President Muhammed Buhari, had on Wednesday 8th September 2021, announced the appointment of Dr Fatima Waziri – Azi as the new Director General of the Agency.

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Speaking after the formal handling over by her predecessor, the new NAPTIP Boss who lauded Management and Officers of the Agency for its modest achievements in the areas of arrest, rescue, prosecution and awareness creation, said the negative narrative about Nigeria as a
Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dr Fatima Waziri – Azi, has vowed to go after high profile human traffickers across the Country, saying that her administration will not spare any offender no matter their status in the Society.

Dr Waziri – Azi stated this on Monday at the Corporate Headquarters of the Agency shortly after taking over as the new Director General from Senator Basheer Garba Muhammed who was released by President Muhammadu Buhari.

She said NAPTIP would redesign its operational strategies and embrace the involvement of wide spectrum of stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking in the Country.

It could be recalled that following the recommendation of the Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, President Muhammed Buhari, had on Wednesday 8th September 2021, announced the appointment of Dr Fatima Waziri – Azi as the new Director General of the Agency.

Speaking after the formal handling over by her predecessor, the new NAPTIP Boss who lauded Management and Officers of the Agency for its modest achievements in the areas of arrest, rescue, prosecution and awareness creation, said the negative narrative about Nigeria as a Source, transit and destination for human trafficking must be changed.

She stated that, “ I am not here as your Director General to rock the boat. Rather i am here to join hands with you and ensure effective coordination of the fight against human trafficking in the Country.

” We all must re-strategize and change the negative perception and narratives about Nigeria as the Source, Transit and destination for human trafficking”., transit and destination for human trafficking must be changed.

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She stated that, “ I am not here as your Director General to rock the boat. Rather i am here to join hands with you and ensure effective coordination of the fight against human trafficking in the Country.

” We all must re-strategize and change the negative perception and narratives about Nigeria as the Source, Transit and destination for human trafficking”.

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