By Daniel Tyokua
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) have agreed on the terms of managing FCT Women Rehabilitation Centre at Sabo-Lugbe in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
At the signing of Memorandum of Understanding for the management of the rehabilitation centre, minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu called on the both parties to respect the terms.
A statement issued on Sunday by Austine Elemue, Special Assistant on media to the minister, explained that the centre would be managed by NAPTIP for a period of two years.
The minister who commended the Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, for her doggedness in the battle against trafficking in person, also called for collaboration and synergy between relevant agencies in the fight against human trafficking in Nigeria.
She also called on the management of NAPTIP to ensure that the facility becomes a point to reckon with in the management of vulnerable women and youth, while praying that the facility would provides the needed shelter to all those in need.
However the Director General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, commended the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, for their support in matters relating to trafficking in person and other related offences.
She assured the FCT Administration that the collaboration would yield positive results, stressing that the centre would be a beckon of women rehabilitation and empowerment.
Her words: “I also want to thank you for giving us the opportunity of getting to this stage of signing an MoU. Thank you for giving us a facility where women will be rehabilitated and empowered, where children of victims of trafficking, victims of sexual and gender based violence will be empowered and rehabilitated” she said.