National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons( NAPTIP) is an agency aimed at curbing the rate of human trafficking in Nigeria.
It is one of the organizations established by the federal government of Nigeria as part of its mission to stop the unwanted and unlawful activities that was rampant in some part of the country some years back.
NAPTIP has been in existence since 2003, helping the country curb many issues related to human trafficking and infringement of human rights.
It’s legally backed by the country’s constitution, while it also has its own Trafficking Protocol or laws which determines the intensity of punishment that will be given to anyone who is caught involving in human trafficking.
Note that the law deployed by NAPTIP was first suggested/proposed by the country’s National Assembly in 2003 and it was approved by former President Olusegun Obasanjo later in the year.
As time goes by, the trafficking in Person(Prohibition) law and enforcement was reviewed by the Agency in 2013 and some amendments were made in order to strengthen it.
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The Important Roles Played By NAPTIP In Nigeria’s Mission To Stop Human Trafficking
It Ensures That Sinners Doesn’t Go Unpunished :
This is the main purpose why the agency was created as it will help to ensure that anyone who is caught involved in this criminal act won’t go unpunished.
In achieving this, NAPTIP ensures that their law of prohibition act is strong and powerful enough to pronounce a great judgment on sinners.
It Co-operate With Other law Enforcement Agencies To Fight Trafficking Across The Country:
Considering Nigeria’s population and its large landscape, stopping human trafficking isn’t a task for one agency.
This is why NAPTIP co-operates with other law enforcement agencies such as Police, NSCDC, and NDLEA to ensure that Trafficking in person is reduced to its lowest minimum.
There are many other importance of NAPTIP in the fight against trafficking and other criminal activities in Nigeria,
Having seen their importance and functions to the country, you might want to join the agency so as to play your role in ensuring a peaceful Nigeria while you also earn your monthly salary.
this articles was written by Ikechukwu Michael for youwin.org.ng, the writer is a University graduate, he holds a degree in Economics from the University of Nigerian Nsuka (UNN).
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