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  • News - North West - Kano
  • Updated: June 08, 2023

NAPTIP Offers Medical Services To Victims Of Trafficking

NAPTIP Offers Medical Services To Victims Of Trafficking

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) in collaboration with the International Centre for Migration on Policy Development (ICMPD) has organised a free medical outreach for 100 victims of human trafficking in Kano.

The one-day medical outreach. was under the framework of “Strengthening Niger-Nigeria Cooperation on Countering Trafficking in Human Beings.”

A NAN report on Thursday said the project was funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Director-General of NAPTIP, Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi, said that the outreach had become necessary in order to address issues of trauma and sexual exploitation on victims of human trafficking (VoTs).

Waziri-Azi, represented by the Director, Counselling and Rehabilitation, NAPTIP, Angela Agbayekhai, said the victims always had medical issues which might not even known.

“The programme will enable them get medical attention and drugs so that they can fit properly into the society.

“We hope to extend the outreach to some other states,” she said.

The director-general commended ICMPD for supporting the project and advised parents and guardians not to allow their children and wards to leave Nigeria to seek for greener pasture.

“There is no place like Nigeria; it is not greener out there at all,” Waziri-Azi said.

Also speaking, the Head of Region, ICMPD, Dr Mojisola Sodeinde, said that the project was aimed at ensuring that victims of trafficking have access to medical needs while undergoing rehabilitation at the shelter for proper health care services.

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