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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Libya Releases Statement To Deport Mass Nigerians

                   
As indicated by Mrs. Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking
in Persons (NAPTIP).Libya will extradite 540 Nigerians , starting from Aug. 10..This was unveiled on Wednesday in Osogbo, at the initiation of the North-West Zonal Command Office of the office.She said that the deportees would be brought back to Nigeria in three batches of 180 each.

The NAPTIP boss said that more than 2000 Nigerians were deported from various part of the world from February till date, over various migration offences, including human trafficking.

Okah-Doni disclosed that the agency had rescued and supported more than 12,000 victims of human trafficking, and also secured 325 convictions since its inception in 2003.

She decried the rising trend of deportation of Nigerians from different parts of the world, especially in Africa, and described the situation as “frightening”.

Okah-Donli, who described human trafficking as a modern day slavery, urged stern measures to end it.

She reaffirmed NAPTIP’s commitment to implementing the Trafficking in Persons(Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act of 2015, and declared that there would be no sacred cows.

Okah-Donli identified Osun, Ekiti and Ondo among the endemic states in trafficking in persons in Nigeria, saying that all hands must be on deck to change the trend.

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