The Lagos State Government has pledged its continued support to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP in checking human trafficking in the State and the Country.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the pledge while playing host to the new Director-General of the Agency, Mrs Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim in Alausa Ikeja.
Governor Sanwo-olu who identified human trafficking and drug abuse as major challenges in the state and country urged NAPTIP not to rest on its oars at combating the menace.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the request for additional office space for the Agency’s Lagos Zonal office would be looked into.
Earlier, NAPTIP Director-General, Mrs Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, raised concern over the growing trend of human trafficking and drug abuse.
NAPTIP DG noted that three hundred people were rescued from being trafficked, while about fifty cases are still pending in court amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, last year.