The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has concluded arrangements with Heatfactory Productions and Otabor Television to produce a movie that will address human trafficking.
The Director General, NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli in at a briefing recently, said the project encompasses two of the five pronged strategies, partnership and prevention employed in combating human trafficking.
“The story of the travails which victims of human trafficking go through cannot be told enough. We always seek for ways to bring the story to Nigeria and beyond, with the aim of raising awareness and preventing incidences of trafficking,” she said.
Okah-Donli also said that the agency has explored the Nigerian entertainment industry in the past by partnering with Wale Adenuga productions to produce one of the popular Super Story Series “Itohan”.
She implored the public to be alert and spread the anti-trafficking message to all and sundry and to also report suspected cases of human trafficking to NAPTIP.
Head of Heatfactory Productions and Otabor TV, Mr Ikechukwu Mac Innocent who said the movie would be titled “Pillars of Africa” added that it is designed to address the issue of human trafficking in the world, with the focus being Africa.
Mr Ikechukwu also said that this project marks the beginning of collaborative journey between Heatfactory Productions, Otabor TV and NAPTIP in the fight against human trafficking, sex slavery and other illegalities associated with the activities in Nigeria and beyond.
He further calls on national and international organisations, governmental and Non-governmental organisations, and the general public both local and international to rise up and join in the fight to safeguard the future of the African child.