The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has a new director General, she is Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi.
Waziri-Azi’s appointment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari and made known on Wednesday.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement titled ‘President Buhari appoints Fatima Waziri-Azi as DG NAPTIP’.
The statement said her appointment was after a recommendation of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who expressed the “urgent need for the Ministry to intensify on the existing capacity in NAPTIP in order to achieve its Key Result Areas as identified.”
According to Farouq, the recommendation of Fatima Waziri-Azi was based on her “pedigree, vast experience and proven track record to drive the agency forward and consolidate on what has been achieved so far.”
Waziri-Azi, a former Head of Department of Public Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, is a Women’s Right advocate, a campaigner against domestic and sexual based violence and an expert in Rule of Law.