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Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli. Photo: Twitter

By Victor Ernest with agency report

The newly appointed Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli,  has appealed to the Federal Government to extend whistle blowing policy to the fight against human trafficking.

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She made the appeal on Thursday in Abuja at her maiden press conference.

Okah-Donli observed that if the policy was successful in the fight against corruption, it would also be successful if deployed to detect and prevent trafficking in persons.

She said that the agency would put forward a proposal that five percent of the sales of the assets of traffickers be given to whistle-blowers.

New mandate

The new DG stated that her administration would focus more on awareness creation, advocacy, enforcement of law and capacity building to fight human trafficking.

She declared that the era of trafficking promising Nigerian youths was over, adding that machinery would be put in place to secure the future of Nigerian youths.

”This means if traffickers decide to sail across the ocean, our men shall be ahead of them; if they fly in the air, we shall await their landing and if they decide to go through the death-prone routes across the desert, we are there waiting,” Okah-Donli declared.