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Following the implementation of the Talkam Against Trafficking in Persons Project (TATIP), DEVATOP concludes its year-long efforts with a highly successful dissemination meeting with stakeholders on 23rd February 2024. Led by Joseph Osuigwe, the Executive Director of Devatop Centre for Africa Development, the event was a testament to the collaborative spirit and unwavering dedication of stakeholders, partners, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the fight against human trafficking.

The dissemination meeting provided a platform for reflection and strategic planning as stakeholders gathered to review the accomplishments of the Talkam Against Trafficking in Persons (TATIP) Project over the past year. In his opening remarks, Executive Director Joseph Osuigwe expressed gratitude for the unwavering support received, emphasizing that the success of the TATIP project was a collective achievement attributable to the contributions of numerous individuals and organizations.

Key highlights of the event included heartfelt goodwill messages from distinguished guests, including Abubakar Tabra, the Zonal Commander of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Sokoto. Commander Tabra commended DEVATOP for its impactful interventions in Sokoto state through the TATIP project and expressed confidence about the positive outcomes of empowerment initiatives for beneficiaries.

Evelyn Ugbe, a representative from Palladium, commended DEVATOP’s performance, including other partner organizations and government agencies who have been of immense contribution towards the fight against trafficking in persons and emphasized the need for strategic refocusing to reach rural communities effectively. 

Mrs. Ijeoma Nwaoke, representing the Delta State Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons, acknowledged DEVATOP’s efforts in Delta State while advocating for continued vigilance and action to address unreported cases of trafficking. 

During the interactive session, participants discussed key challenges faced in addressing human trafficking, evaluated implementation strategies, and proposed recommendations for future interventions. The event also featured thrilling testimonies from stakeholders and beneficiaries, emphasizing the tangible impact of the TATIP project in preventing trafficking, rescuing victims, and providing support services.

As the Talkam Against Trafficking and in Person  (TATIP) project concludes a successful year, DEVATOP remains committed to its mission to eradicate trafficking in persons and uphold the rights and dignity of all individuals.