NAPTIP: Power play that led to former Senator’s sack | Dailytrust

NAPTIP: Power play that led to former Senator’s sack

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Senator Basheer Mohammed, the Director-General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). Mohammed was sacked...

President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Senator Basheer Mohammed, the Director-General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Mohammed was sacked less than four months after he took control of the agency.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the president has approved the appointment of Fatima Waziri-Azi as the replacement of Mohammed.

Shehu said the appointment was sequel to a recommendation of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar

He said the minister expressed the “urgent need for the Ministry to intensify on the existing capacity in the NAPTIP in order to achieve its Key Result Areas as identified.”

He quoted Hajiya Sadiya as saying that the recommendation of Fatima Waziri-Azi was based on her “pedigree, vast experience and proven track record to drive the agency forward and consolidate on what has been achieved so far.”

Power play in the top hierarchy of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development ministry led to the sacking of the senator who represented Kano Central between 2011 and 2015, Daily Trust reports.

It was gathered that there is no love lost between him and the minister, hence the sack.

He was, until his appointment as NAPTIP director general in May this year, the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

In August 2019, he replaced Sadiya at the Refugees commission following her appointment as a minister.

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