By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) reveal plans to extend its sensitization campaigns against human trafficking to the various Local Government Areas of Kano State.
The Zonal Commander comprising of Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa and Bauchi, Mr. Desmond Garba made made the hint at the end of a sensitization and advocacy/empowerment program for over 1,400 beneficiaries sponsored by Member representing Dawakin Kudu/Warawa Federal Constituency, Hon. Mustapha Bala Dawaki.
According to Garba, the need for more collaborative and thorough sensitization to cover all the Local Government Areas of Kano state became pertinent in a bid to achieve the agency’s approach to human trafficking otherwise known as the 5 “Ps” which are the bed rock of other strategies, namely; Policy, Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership.
He said through the collaboration between NAPTIP and Hon. Mustapha Bala Dawaki, the people of Dawakin Kudu/Warawa have been adequately informed about the dangers of human trafficking which every citizen must join hands to put a stop to it.
Desmond who applauded Hon. Mustapha Bala for the partnership call on other relevant stakeholders, individuals and groups to emulate the House of Reps Member by joining hands with the agency in organizing enlightenment campaigns for people of the people as NAPTIP would not relent in its mandate of checkmating and preventing activities of traffickers and those who subject the vulnerable such as women and children into force labour and or molestation.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon. Olayonu Tope Danladi, House Member Representing Offer/Ifelodun/Oyun, Federal Constituency, Kwara at the 8th Assembly described the move by Hon. Bala as a commendable one, worthy of emulation.
He said Mustapha has always been known to be close to his people with their interest at heart unlike other elected representatives who abandon their constituencies after elections.
He stated that his former colleague at the assembly understood that Kano is a destination, a transit and an implimentor in terms of human trafficking as such deemed it necessary to tackle the problem from the root by engaging his own people first to make an example.
Olayonu stressed that the good gesture should as a matter of fact be emulated and extend to every part of the country particularly, those states around the border areas and this idea he would gladly take back to his own state.
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