FG brings forward ceremonies marking 2016 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 29 July 2016 | 1,644 times

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The Federal Government has brought forward by 24 hours the commemoration of this year’s International World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which comes up July 30 every year.

Comrade Salihu Othman Isah, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), announced this in a press statement made available in Abuja on Thursday.

The AGF’s spokesman hinted that the Federal Ministry of Justice is partnering with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other stakeholders to mark the day.

He revealed that the theme of the event is, “Lured into Modern Slavery-Transnational Crime,” which is meant to raise awareness on the plight of victims of human trafficking, the prosecution of offenders, promotion and protection of victims’ right.

“The aforementioned event as you may be aware is a global event marked on the 30th July every year. Since 30th of July this year will be a weekend it has been agreed that the commemoration be shifted to the 29th of July, 2016 at the Federal Ministry of Justice.

“In commemorating the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the 29th of July 2016, the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, the Honourable Minister of Interior, Acting Director General, NAPTIP and other stakeholders will deliver keynote addresses, after which all

participants will embark on a sensitisation walk from the Federal Ministry of Justice to the Federal Secretariat Complex,” Isah concluded.

Source: News Express

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