The Federal Government has extended its whistleblowing policy in the fight against human trafficking.
The Federal Government’s action was sequel to a request by the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli to extend policy to issues of human trafficking.
This, she had explained, was to encourage people report cases of trafficking in persons and provide information on assets of traffickers to the Agency without fear of reprisals.
The approval was conveyed to the Director-General of the agency by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
A statement by Vincent Adekoye for the Head of Press & Public Relations (NAPTIP) said the inclusion of human trafficking cases into the whistle blowing policy has remained one of the cardinal plans of Okah-Donli since she assumed office late April, 2017.
The statement said the Director General was concerned that many cases of human trafficking have not been tackled because those who were aware of such incidences never reported to NAPTIP and other relevant Agencies.