FCTA, NAPTIP sign MoU on women rehabilitation centre
FCTA, NAPTIP Sign MoU on Women Rehabilitation center. The Federal Capital Administration (FCTA), and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) have signed a Memorandum of understanding for the management of FCT Women Rehabilitation Center located at Sabo-Lugbe in Abuja Municipal Area Council of the territory.
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who presided over the signing o the MoU called on both parties to respect the terms and condition spelt out in the document, just as she revealed that the center would be managed by NAPTIP for a period of two years.
Aliyu, who commended the Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Doni, for her doggedness in the battle against trafficking in person, also called for collaboration and synergy between relevant agencies in the fight against human trafficking in Nigerian.
“I want to appreciate our sister,the Director General of NAPTIP, who is always there for the plight of the vulnerable women and youths, and anything against their fundamental human right. She goes out of her comfort zone to ensure that none is maligned in the society. And today’s event demonstrated her zeal to go out of her ways to look for more decent accommodation for our vulnerable women.
“These are all the giant strides of a leader and we appreciate you and your team. Hopefully and sincerely, under this period of two years, all that is written here is legally binding on both parties. And as the custodial of state charged with the responsibility to oversee the signing of this document, I sincerely hope that today will mark the beginning of many beautiful things to come”, the Minister affirmed.
Aliyu also called on the management of NAPTIP to ensure that the facility becomes a point to reckon with in the management of vulnerable women and youth, while praying the facility would provides the needed shelter to all those in need.
Speaking earlier, the Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, commended the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and FCT Minster of State, Dr.Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, for their support in matters relating to trafficking in person and other related offences.
She, however, assured the FCT Administration that the collaboration between the two parties would yield positive result, stressing that the center would would be a beckon of women rehabilitation and empowerment. According to her, “You have been very supportive to our agency. I want to assure you of this existing synergy and collaboration between my agency and FCTA, is going to be bigger and better and we are not going to take it for granted.
“I also want to thank you for giving us the opportunity of getting to this stage of signing an MoU. Thank you for giving us a facility where women will be rehabilitated and empowered, where children of victims of trafficking, victims of sexual and gender based violence will be empowered and rehabilitated. Thank you so much because it is going to be a joint collaboration between FCTA and NAPTIP. I can assure you that we are going to make good use of the facility”.
Source: National Accord Newspaper