The Federal Government will today (29th July) commemorate this year’s International World Day Against Trafficking in Persons which comes up 30th July every year.
Comrade Salihu Othman Isah, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN unveiled in a press statement made available in Abuja yesterday (28th July).
The AGF’s spokesman hinted that the Federal Ministry of Justice is partnering with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other stakeholders to mark the day with the theme.
He revealed that the theme of the event is “Lured into Modern Slavery-Transnational Crime” which is meant to raise awareness on the plight of victims of human trafficking, the prosecution of offenders, promotion and protection of victims’ right.
“The aforementioned event as you may be aware is a global event marked on the 30th July every year. Since 30th of July this year will be a weekend it has been agreed that the commemoration be shifted to the 29th of July, 2016 at the Federal Ministry of Justice.
“In commemorating the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on the 29th of July 2016, the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, the Honourable Minister of Interior, Acting Director General, NAPTIP and other stakeholders will deliver keynote addresses, after which all participants will embark on a sensitization walk from the Federal Ministry of Justice to the Federal Secretariat Complex”, Isah concluded.