The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) through her European Union funded project, The Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM) had a meeting with the executives of Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) to discuss modalities for educating the Deaf community about human trafficking and smuggling of migrants

The meeting which was attended by National Vice President, Haruna Tsafe, alongside National Youth Leader, Ebuka Okeke and Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Nigeria (ASLIN) President, Timothy Tinat.

The A-TIPSOM Senior Project Officer and Technical Advisor on Prevention Mr. Joseph O. Sanwo stated that the foundation is implementing an EU funded Project known as A-TIPSOM (Action against Trafficking in Person and Smuggling of Migrants) plans to create awareness among people with disability (PWD), starting with Deaf persons.

He highlighted their activities relating to the project and the need to ensure inclusion of PWDs in achieving the set objectives.

Mr. Sanwo went on to list other major actors in the implementation of the project in Nigeria, namely, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), The Nigeria Police, Nigeria Immigration Service and Civic Society Organizations.

The NNAD representatives thanked FIIAPP for their open-door policy and expressed willingness to work them to reach out to Deaf communities.


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