Dr. Fatima Waziri – Azi Takes Over As DG of NAPTIP
DR. FATIMA WAZIRI – AZI TAKES OVER AS DG OF NAPTIP; PROMISES TO TACKLE HIGH PROFILE TRAFFICKERS AND CASES.
Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dr Fatima Waziri – Azi, has vowed to go after high profile human traffickers across the Country saying that her administration will not spare any offender no matter their status in the Society.
She said NAPTIP shall redesign it operational strategies and embrace the involvement of wide spectrum of stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking in the Country. Dr Waziri – Azi stated this today at the Corporate Headquarters of the Agency shortly after taking over as the new Director General from Senator Basheer Garba Muhammed.
It would be recalled that following the recommendation of the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, President Muhammed Buhari, had on Wednesday 8th September 2021, announced the appointment of Dr Fatima Waziri – Azi as the new Director General of the Agency.
Speaking after the formal handling over by her predecessor, the new NAPTIP Boss who lauded Management and Officers of the Agency for its modest achievements in the areas of arrest, rescue, prosecution and awareness creation, said the negative narrative about Nigeria as a Source, transit and destination for human trafficking must be changed.
She stated that, “ I am not here as your Director General to rock the boat. Rather I am here to join hands with you and ensure effective coordination of the fight against human trafficking in the Country. We all must re-strategize and change the negative perception and narratives about Nigeria as the Source, Transit and destination for human trafficking.