The war against human trafficking in Nigeria on Wednesday received a boost with the resolve of the Finland authority to work with the federal government to combat the heinious crime
Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury stated this in Abuja while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Executive Secretary of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Mrs Beatrice Jedy-Agba
The ambassador said the MOU was signed to sustain the relationship between both countries as part of Finland’s plan to strengthen the defence of human rights of victims, adding that the relationship has been beneficial to both countries.
While lauding the efforts of Finland in the fight against human trafficking the Executive Secretary of NAPTIP advocated for a united and holistic approach by all nations to tackle the menace
Mrs. Agba said the partnership would allow for the adoption of the 4ps of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership by all countries, adding that any one left would negatively affect the counter-trafficking agenda of the International community.
The MoU according to her would further encourage prevention and combating trafficking in persons and forfeiture of the proceeds of trafficking in persons, through the exchange of information and experience, in accordance with the national legislation and international obligations of the two countries