FG partners with NAPTIP to rehabilitate teenage girls rescued from human trafficking in Ghana • Okay.ng

The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have joined forces to rehabilitate 10 Nigerian girls who were victims of human trafficking in Ghana. The partnership aims to provide long-term rehabilitation and empowerment to victims through vocational training and education.

The Minister of Women’s Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, and the Director General of NAPTIP, Professor Fatima Waziri-Azi, have pledged to work together to combat human trafficking in Nigeria. The Minister commended NAPTIP for its efforts to convict 29 human traffickers in 2024 and rescue more than 23,000 victims since its inception.

The partnership will also involve advocacy campaigns to raise awareness among parents, transport operators and other stakeholders on the prevention of human trafficking. Parents and carriers found guilty of child trafficking will be held accountable.

The rescue of the 10 girls in Ghana was the result of collaborative efforts between NAPTIP and the Ghana Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. The attacker was arrested and the girls are safe.