The Director General of National Agency for Prohibition and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Mrs Julie Okah-Donli has expressed concern over the problem of inter agency rivalry among the sister security agencies in combating human traficking.
The DG made the agency’s challenge known during a courtesy call by Senator Shehu Sani to the agency.
Okah-Donli explained that in attempting to tackle human trafficking, the agency has been faced with competition rather than collaboration, which had negatively affected operations of NAPTIP.
She said, “Inter agency rivalry among the security sister agencies was a major challenge to our operations”
“Our sister security agencies have engaged in rivalry and this has hampered our operations. The situation was such that we could not discharge our responsibilities optimally”.
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Meanwhile, Senator Shehu Sani (APC), Kaduna Central Senatorial district, had earlier enjoined relevant institutions to partnerwith NAPTIP in order to combat human traficking.
“I want to call for increased support for NAPTIP, National and international organizations must think of creative ways to mainstream activities of NAPTIP”, Sani said.
“All relevant National institutions must close ranks with NAPTIP, otherwise, the war against trafficking in persons will never attain its ultimate goals”, Sani insisted.