The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is partnering the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) to fight against trafficking and violence against persons in the country.
The IHRC disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, signed by Mr. Emmanuel Kolawale, its Acting Head, Media, and Public Relations.
According to the statement, the IHRC and NAPTIP have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect.
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It said that during the signing of the MoU, the IHRC Secretary-General, Prof. Raf Marsin Wasik, applauded NAPTIP for `standing tall’ in the fight against human trafficking in the country.
The statement said Wasik assured of the total commitment of the IHRC and the international community to support NAPTIP in its bid to end the crimes and violence against persons in Nigeria.
It added that the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah, commended the IHRC for its decision to partner with NAPTIP in the fight against trafficking and violence against persons.
The statement said Okah also assured the IHRC leadership in Nigeria and globally that NAPTIP under her watch would do everything possible to stop human trafficking and violence against persons in the country.
It added that the IHRC had nominated the NAPTIP chief executive as a Judge of the Federation of Human Rights Arbitration Court.