The suspects at the back of NSCDC’ Van being transported to NAPTIP, Enugu.
By Festus Ahon
ASABA—SENIOR Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on International Relations, Dr. Genevieve Mordi, has reiterated the state government’s readiness to synergize with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, to remove the state from the ranking of being the second state with the highest number of trafficked persons in the country.
Mordi, who spoke during a meeting with the Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah- Donli, in Abuja, said that the state government was out to reduce to the barest minimum, the number of girls being trafficked from the state to Diaspora.
She said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, through the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme, YAGEP and the Skills Training Entrepreneurship Programme, STEP, has provided an avenue to empower youths of the state to be self-reliant and gainfully employed.
She commended the state government for its activities and commitment towards youth empowerment in the state.
She expressed the preparedness of NAPTIP partner the state government in tackling the epidemic of trafficking in the state.
Noting that the state was the second with the highest number of trafficked persons in the country, she said that there was need for aggressive sensitization at the grassroots through the development of practical programmes to curb the menace.