Combating human trafficking requires effective services for trafficked persons and vulnerable group which will strengthen their protection. This is among the specific objectives of the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Nigeria(A-TIPSOM), a project funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP).
On 18th and 19th May 2021, FIIAPP organized a two-day workshop to build the capacity of practitioners and service providers in providing effective and efficient (protection and assistance) services to victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants.
The participants include officers and men from National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and NACTAL selected from the North Central Zone (Benue, Kogi, Nassarawa, Plateau and Niger States).
Speaking at the opening session of the workshop, the A-TIPSOM Project Team Leader, Mr. Rafael Rios Molina who was represented by the Senior Project Officer, Joseph Sanwo, encouraged participants to foster to collaboration to effectively address human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.
The president of NACTAL, Mr. Abdulganiyu Abubakar commended European Union for their support and FIIAPP for organizing the training.