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Nigeria, Burkina Faso sign MoU on human trafficking

The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Burkina Faso to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons. 

The spokesman of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Adekoye Vincent, in a statement Sunday, said the new legal instrument was signed at the highpoint of the 3rd Nigeria/Burkina Faso Joint Commission held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. 

According to him, the MOU which is expected to intensify pressure on human traffickers and their cohorts operating within the two countries is coming weeks after a similar agreement was signed between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger. The document was signed by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Mistura Abdulkareem on behalf of Nigeria and the Burkinabe Ambassador to Nigeria, Piabie N’DO signed on behalf of Burkina Faso.

Director-General, NAPTIP, Fatima Waziri-Azi, said the MoU was a major onslaught on the activities of human traffickers.

Director-General of the Burkina Faso Bilateral Cooperation, Bakyonon Kanzie, said her country would implement all aspects of the agreement to the benefit of both countries. 

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