The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has revealed that a larger percentage of trafficking and adoption crimes in the country are committed by women.
Director-General, NAPTIP, Prof. Fatima Waziri-Azi, disclosed this today at the ongoing workshop in Awka, organised for Non-Governmental Organisations from Anambra, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.
Waziri-Azi, represented by the Director, Training and Manpower Development of the agency, Mr. Arinze Orakwue, said it was sad that women who were supposed to be nurturers in the society commit a larger percentage of trafficking and adoption crimes.
The Director-General said the agency is committed to maintaining a partnership with the Anambra state government to eliminate the prevailing challenges in the fight against human trafficking.
Also speaking, the wife of the Anambra state governor, Dr. Nonye Soludo, said the state government is taking necessary steps to check the growing cases of child trafficking and illegal adoptions.
She called for the establishment of effective feedback platforms to get reports on the welfare of legally-adopted children.