The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has pledged to support victims of human trafficking and violence in their endeavour to make a livelihood.
The minister made the pledge on Thursday when she visited one of NAPTIP’s Shelters in Abuja while marking the Children’s day celebration with rescued children.
Umar Farouq also assured the women and children in the shelter, of government’s continued efforts to rehabilitate and provide succor to them.
“Today is a very special day for children and even the parents. I want to wish you all a happy Children’s Day and assure you of government’s commitment and support to your education and protection against all sorts of abuse in this country .
“ We will support this Centre for rescued trafficked persons and see how we can rehabilitate this shelter to make it more homely for the children and other victims. Government will support you in any way possible to ensure that your stay here is purposeful”.
In her welcome address, the Director- General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim
thanked the Minister for her thoughtfulness and for celebrating the Children’s day with the victims.
The Director General described Nigerian children as smart, intelligent and creative while thanking partners and friends for their joint support to NAPTIP in the fight against Human Trafficking and Violence Against Persons.
“Every Nigerian child is smart, sharp, resourceful, intelligent, resilient and visionary, despite the challenges they face in the society. It is my prayer that you continue to survive and thrive, and identify a positive aspect of live that you will use as a pedestal to greatness, for your benefit and the benefit of our beloved country Nigeria.