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FIIAPP with funds from EU supports NAPTIP and NACTAL Shelters with Generators

FIIAPP, a Spanish public sector foundation, on Tuesday 6th October 2020 in Abuja, supported the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) with six power generating sets  and NACTAL with seven to enhance the quality of lives of trafficked victims.

This is part of the A-TIPSOM activities on upgrading and refurbishment of selected shelters to enhance the quality of victim protection support, through the provision of comprehensive and needs-based equipment and services.

FIIAPP, the International Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies, is implementing the Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Nigeria (A-TIPSOM) project with funds from European Union.

Mr. Rafael Rios, Team Leader of A-TIPSOM, who was represented by FIIAPP Institutional Coordinator, Mr Jose-Nsang Andeme, said that the power generating sets were to assist NAPTIP to improve its performance in the fight against trafficking in persons across the country.

He added that “on our own, we felt the generators would help to improve NAPTIP activities, this is in fulfillment of the major requests made during our visit to trafficked victims’ shelters to make the environment comfortable.”

Mrs Nurat Lawal, the Project Officer of FIIAPP, said that the FIIAPP  also donated another seven sets of the power generators to Network of Civil Society Organisation Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL) to support the fight against human trafficking.

According to Lawal, as part of efforts to strengthen services for trafficked persons, 6 shelters belonging to NAPTIP and NACTAL have been refurbished with equipment and 15 more shelters are going to be refurbished this year.

“The refurbishment of shelters is vital as it will go a long way in making trafficked victims and other vulnerable returnees happy and more cooperative with the standard of living in the shelter,’’ Lawal said.

NAPTIP Director General, Julie Okah-Donli, thanked the donors for supporting the agency activities, adding that the power sets would be put to good use.

She, however, called on other agencies to emulate FIIAPP, saying if other agencies could thread on that part, NAPTIP would not be finding it difficult to take care of trafficked victims.