President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Fatima Waziri- Azi as Director General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu disclosed this through a statement he issued on Wednesday.
Her appointment follows a recommendation of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who 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.”
Farouq added that Waziri-Azi’s appointment 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.”
The new DG of NAPTIP is a former Head of Department of Public Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
She is also a Women’s Right advocate; a campaigner against domestic and sexual based violence and an expert in Rule of Law.