…INSISTS ON STRICT COMPLIANCE OR RISKS SHUT DOWN
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has
extended the Ultimatum issued to organizations that operate Shelters and
Homes, offering services for the purpose of the rehabilitation of trafficked
persons in Nigeria to obtain operating license in accordance with the
provisions of the Trafficking in Persons (Control of Activities of Organisations
and Centres) Regulations 2019, by 60 days.
The extension is as a result of the intervention of a Network of Civil Society
Organization Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), to allow
more Organizations meet up with the deadline.
It would be recalled that NAPTIP had given all Tour Operators, Travel Agents
and Organisations operating Shelters and Homes, for the purpose of
rehabilitation of trafficked persons in Nigeria, a one-month ultimatum with
effect from 29 th June, 2022, to obtain clearance certificates and licenses or risk
shut down and prosecution in accordance with the Agency’s extant law.
The new ultimatum shall now be 60 Days with effect from Thursday 1st
September, 2022 which expires on 31 st October 2022. All affected persons are
strongly advised to comply with the deadline and the Donor Community is also
enjoined to take note of the extension.
All applications must be submitted online via
Press Officer, NAPTIP.
1 st September, 2022