On September 29, 2023, the leadership of the Network Against Child Trafficking, Abuse, and Labor (NACTAL) and the Honorable Commissioner for Women Affairs in Anambra State, Ifeyinwa Maryceline Obinabo, jointly paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Federico Milan, Team Leader of the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Nigeria (A-TIPSOM Nigeria) in in Abuja.
In his opening address, NACTAL’s National President, Abdulganiyu Abubakar, outlined the purpose of the visit:
Advocacy for the Refurbishment of Shelters: NACTAL seeks support for the refurbishment of shelters for trafficked survivors in Anambra State, recognizing the critical role these shelters play in the rehabilitation and support of survivors.
Gratitude for FIIAPP’s Support: The leadership of NACTAL expressed gratitude to the FIIAPP team for their support and services to the Government of Anambra State in combating human trafficking and related issues.
In response, Mr. Federico Milan, the FIIAPP Team Leader, expressed his appreciation for the visit and pledged to support the Anambra State Government in her efforts towards tackling human trafficking in the state.
Mr. Milan also hinted at the possibility of a forthcoming visit to the Anambra State Governor in November 2023, indicating a strong commitment to enhancing collaboration between the state and A-TIPSOM Nigeria
The Honorable Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ifeyinwa Maryceline Obinabo, expressed her gratitude for the warm reception and conveyed the Anambra State Governor’s unwavering commitment to a zero-tolerance policy on human trafficking.
Adding her voice to the discussion, Eucheria Onyemaobi, the NACTAL State Coordinator, thanked the FIIAPP Team Leader for receiving the delegation warmly. She emphasized that the refurbishment of shelters for trafficked survivors would greatly enhance the state’s ongoing efforts to provide comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking.