Buhari appoints Waziri-Azi NAPTIP DG


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Fatima Waziri-Azi, as Director General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement released on Wednesday.

In May, President Buhari has approved for the Imaan Suleiman from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons(NCFRMI) to take over as the new NAPTIP boss.

Howver, according to the statement by the presidential aide, the new appointment was after a recommendation of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq.

Shehu  said the miniter expressed the “urgent need for the Ministry to intensify on the existing capacity in NAPTIP in order to achieve its Key Result Areas as identified,” adding that the recommendation was based on Waziri-Azi “pedigree, vast experience and proven track record to drive the agency forward and consolidate on what has been achieved so far.”

Waziri-Azi is a former Head of Department of Public Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

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