Buhari Approves Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi as NAPTIP DG

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi as Director General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Her appointment, according to a release issued Wednesday by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, was sequel to the recommendation of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who expressed the “urgent need for the ministry to intensify on the existing capacity in the NAPTIP in order to achieve its Key Result Areas as identified”.

She added that the recommendation of Waziri-Azi was based on her “pedigree, vast experience and proven track record to drive the agency forward and consolidate on what has been achieved so far”.

A former Head of Department of Public Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the new NAPTIP DG is a women’s right advocate, a campaigner against domestic and sexual-based violence and an expert in rule of law.

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