To mark the 2022 EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) under the 11th EDF Project known as the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, in Nigeria A-TIPSOM (funded by European Union) supported the Network of CSOS Against Trafficking, Abuse and Child Labour (NACTAL) organized sensitization activities across seven states (Abia, Benue, Borno, Kebbi, Jigawa, Rivers and Osun State) in Nigeria.
More than 8000 citizens including students, youth, and community leaders were sensitized on dangers of human trafficking and how they can play strategic roles in tackling the menace in their communities.
In Abia State, Six (6) awareness campaign were carried out at the Mopol Mosque in Umuahia, Federal Medical Center (FMC) Umuahia, Infant Welfare Clinic, Micheals Anglican church Okaiuga Nkwoegwu Umuahia North Local Government Area, Right Foundation School and Magrate Schools Umuahia, with more than 1500 people sensitized.
In Benue State, 282 teenagers and teachers from Golden Age Academy Makurdi were sensitized.
In Kebbi State, more than 5000 (Male: 3200 and Female: 1800) community members and students within three Binin Kebbi were sensitized through in-person awareness program and media campaign.
In Osun State, 759 women, students, teachers and community leaders Ada-Owode And Ibokun, Obokun Local Government Area were sensitized
120 female students and teachers at Girls Secondary School, Oromenike, D/Line, Port Harcourt, Rivers State benefited from a one-day anti-trafficking workshop
In Jigawa State, community outreaches/ sensitizations were organized in 5 communities all located in Dutse Local government area also the capital of Jigawa state i.e. Sabuwar Takur, Fatara Bulakai, Raju Galadanchi, Jigawar Sarki and Bakkwato and 270 community members comprising women, youth, and girls from different communities were sensitized on how to tackle human trafficking.
Also, the Borno State NACTAL chapter conducted awareness program at the Muna IDPs camp in the Jere local government area of Borno State, with over 200 people sensitized.