The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has revealed that the federal government has extend the whistle-blowing policy to issues of human trafficking.
The President Muhamamdu Buhari-led federal government has extended its whistleblowing policy to the fight against human trafficking.
Government’s action is sequel to a request by the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli to extend the policy to issues of human trafficking.
This she explained, is to encourage people report cases of trafficking in persons and provide information on assets of traffickers to the Agency without fear of reprisals.
The approval was conveyed to the Director-General of the agency by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN).
A statement by Vincent Adekoye for the Head of Press & Public Relations (NAPTIP) said the inclusion of human trafficking cases in the whistle blowing policy has become one of the cardinal plans of Okah-Donli since she assumed office in April.
The statement said the Director General was concerned that many cases of human trafficking have not been tackled because those who were aware of such incidences never reported to NAPTIP and other security agencies.
In a letter dated August 7, and addressed to the Director- General of NAPTIP, the Director (Solicitors Department) Z. S Adevanju, conveyed the approval on behalf of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.