Abel Leonard/ Lafia
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons ( NAPTIP) has solicited for the support of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly to enable it succeed in tackling trafficking and other similar human rights violations in the state.
Hajiya Saadatu Galadima, Nasarawa State Commander NAPTIP stated this when she paid a courtesy call on the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Mohammed Adamu Omdefu today in Lafia.
She said that the agency was created in 2003 in order to tackle human trafficking in the country.
“We are here to solicit for your support to enable the agency achieve its mandate of tackling human trafficking and other human related crimes in the country and the state in particular.
“We are also here to seek for your partnership as collectively we will fight human crime in the state and the country at large.
“We want to continue with this campaign down to the grassroots in the interest of development of the state and the country at large’ ” she said.
The commmader has commended Gov Abdullahi Sule for supporting the activities of the agency and called for its sustenance.
Responding, Hon Mohammed Adamu Omadefu ( APC- Keana), the Chairman, House Committee on Information commended the agency’s boss for the visit and assured of the House readiness to support the agency to succeed especially that she is the pioneer head of the agency in the state.
“I want to assure you that we will do our best to support your agency to tackle human trafficking in the state.
“As recently, Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed into law a Bill which prohibits all forms of violence against persons, provides maximum protection and effective remedies for victims.
“We will support your agency to succeed,” he said.
The Chairman has assured of continued commitment to tackle all forms of violence and crime against humanity in the state.