The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), on Friday 15th May 2020, donated COVID-19 palliative items to Stakeholders who work with victims of human trafficking.
Dame Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General of the Agency, while speaking to the media, stated that the donation of palliative items was to help cushion the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.
When asked about current cases of domestic violence during this period, the Director-General stated that investigations are currently ongoing on some of the cases and will be followed to a conclusion in other to ensure that justice is served.
On the COVID-19 palliative items, Dame Julie Okah-Donli said that the donation was to support the vulnerable, who are in the care of the Agency’s partners to cushion the effect of the lockdown.
She also stated that these palliative items were donated to the Agency by the Federal Capital Territorial Administration (FCTA). Beneficiaries of the palliatives are orphanages and private shelters in the FCT such as Daughters of Abraham, Damsel of his Glory and Mother Theresa Orphanage.
Others include Rachael Home, Mican Shelter, Okenethin Foundation and Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF). Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Emaobong Sanusi, Executive Director, WOTCLEF, appreciated the donations, saying that it came at the time when the people needed them.