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Bilkisu Aminu, Abuja

CLEEN Foundation, a Non-Government Organisation (NGO), in collaboration with other stakeholders, has called for enhanced protection services for victims of trafficking.

Mrs. Ruth Olofin, CLEEN Ag. Executive Director, made the call on Friday in Abuja during the presentation of findings of the gender audit report of protection services, shelter, and safe homes for survivors of human trafficking.

The other stakeholders are the UN Women, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), NSCDC and Road Safety.

CLEEN Foundation audited Safe Homes and Shelters for survivors of forced migration and trafficking in Edo and Lagos States in 2020 and appealed that such project is replicated in Abuja, “and that’s what we are doing now”, CLEEN Foundation said.

According to CLEEN Foundation’s Ag. Executive Director, Mrs. Ruth Olofin, “The project is focused on Preventing forced migration and trafficking of women and girls in Nigeria”.

Mrs. Ruth stressed the need for coordination between all necessary bodies in order to achieve efficiency in the fight against trafficking of women and girls in particular.

The Executive Director, Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation, Imabong Oladipo Sanusi reacted that partnership is indeed strength as one organization cannot do it alone.

She urges for collaboration of CSOs, MDAs, etc so that better service availability will be provided for survivors

Also speaking, the Acting Director counselling and Rehabilitation Department NAPTIP Mrs. Kehinde Akomolafe added that gender sensitivity is their core concern.

“At NAPTIP, qualitative hands are on deck in ensuring the safety of victims.

“We commend CLEEN Foundation and her partners and we must say this report is a laudable development”, she added.

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