Director-General, NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli. Photo: Facebook

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has announced plans to establish a Regional Training Academy for the teaching and learning of counter-trafficking issues in Nigeria.

NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, made this known in Abuja on Wednesday at the inauguration of a 27-member Steering Committee for the establishment of the Academy.

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Okah-Donli said the decision for the Academy was informed by the need to close the existing knowledge gap amongst law enforcement agencies in the country and those within the West African region on issues involved in the fight against human trafficking.

A statement by Head, Press and Public Relations unit of the Agency, Adekoye Vincent, said the Director-General also noted that an enabling environment for the smooth take-off of the Training Academy has already been put in place.

Others are: standard Training Policy, Training Curriculum, Training Modules, and Trainer’s Guide by the Agency through the European Union and ECOWAS sponsored project entitled: Support To Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa (FMM West Africa).