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Buhari Appoints Fatima Waziri-Azi As New NAPTIP DG





President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointment of Fatima Waziri-Azi as the new Director-General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Naija News reports that this was announced in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

According to Shehu, Buhari appointed Waziri-Azi following a recommendation from the Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq.

He stated that the minister had expressed the “urgent need for the Ministry to intensify on the existing capacity in the NAPTIP in order to achieve its Key Result Areas as identified.”

Sadiya Farouw added that the recommendation of Fatima Waziri-Azi was based on her “pedigree, vast experience and proven track record to drive the agency forward and consolidate on what has been achieved so far.”

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A former Head of Department of Public Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Waziri-Azi is a Women’s Right advocate, a campaigner against domestic and sexual based violence and an expert in Rule of Law.

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