The Government of Nigeria adopted the National Action Plan on Human Trafficing in Nigeria 2022-2026.
The Federal Government of Nigeria, a signatory to the 2000 United Nations Convention on Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) and its Protocol to Suppress, Prevent and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, established the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in 2003 through an Act of the National Assembly- Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (TIPPEA), 2003 (as amended) in fulfilment of Nigeria’s international obligation under the Protocol to adopt and review measures to curb the enormity of the crime of trafficking in persons. Nigeria adopted a multi-sectoral response and an all-inclusive approach, to strengthen the policy framework and response to Human Trafficking by designing its first National Action Plan on Human Trafficking in Nigeria (2009 – 2012). Pursuant to this, a National Technical Committee was set up in 2006, comprising experts from state and non-state actors to develop, in line with UNTOC and its Protocol, a National Plan; integrate existing and emerging challenges of trafficking in persons into the National Plan in line with the 4 Priorities of NAPTIP’s Strategy; and formulate strategies and mobilize resources for its implementation in collaboration with partners.
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