Human trafficking remains one of the most common crime against humanity, and therefore calls for a concerted effort of all African countries to ensure that this crime is stamped out completely. In Nigeria, different laws have been enacted in addition to the effort of different States and government agencies in combatting human trafficking, only the implementation of these laws and sensitization on this epidemic will assure the success of the fight against human trafficking.
AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Delta State Task Force on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration of the Ministry of Justice and National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) held a workshop and symposium on Winning in the Fight Against Human Trafficking on 11th -12th December, 2019 in Delta State, Nigeria.
The workshop brought together judges, lawyers, regulatory agencies, legislators, human rights activists, Government officials, and the general public. The training was tailored towards raising lively and thought-provoking discourse on various issues surrounding human trafficking in Nigeria whilst also learning about global practices that have been effective in combatting human trafficking.
It was graced by Hon. Peter Mrakpor the Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice of the Delta State and Chairman of the Delta State Taskforce on Human Trafficking & Irregular Migration, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, Director General, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and Markus Green, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member.
The sessions were facilitated by Miiko Anderson, Senior Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County District Attorney’s, Anita Nyanjong, Programme Manager, Equality Now, Godwin E. Morka, Director, Research & Programme Development, NAPTIP and Tolu Odugbesan, Assistant Director, Research & Programme Development, NAPTIP.