The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has commenced virtual learning for its Officers and Detectives.
The programme which was empowered is by the Director General of the Agency, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, is part of her mandate of providing cutting edge institutional capacity enhancement for staff towards ensuring the knowledge and skills competencies of staff of the Agency in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions that have impacted negatively on social gatherings, including Organisation of trainings, workshops and seminars.
The Director General of NAPTIP is seizing the initiative to deploy Information Technology to ensure that Staff are continually trained on skill sets that are necessary to enhance their work ethics and compliance towards combating Human Trafficking and other related issues in the country.
The Virtual Learning Programme which kicks off on Wednesdayday, 5th August, 2020 will see the Agency conduct training for ALL its staff nationwide using the comprehensive NAPTIP Training Curriculum that cuts across all the various fields and specialties within the Agency.
In all, forty-two (42) Training Modules have been adapt d for the Virtual Learning Programme. Special consideration has been made to accomodate the yearnings of the newly created Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response Unit, by tailoring gender specific Modules that will acquaint staff of the Unit with the requisite knowledge on handling issues relating to gender.
NAPTIP is the Federal Government’s response to the scourge of human trafficking in Nigeria; the Agency was created to combat Trafficking in Persons in all its ramifications. Also, the Agency is the custodian of the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 that criminalises all form of human degradation and abuse.