NACTAL Re affirms Its Determination To Fight Child Abuse, Trafficking and Labour


FIC Report (Abia State) – The Network Against Child Trafficking,Abuse and Labour (NACTAL) has reaffirmed its determination to pursue their mandate of fighting child abuse, trafficking and child labour in their fulfillment of the Country’s international obligation under the Trafficking in Persons Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children.

This was stated by the Coordinator,Mrs Ezinne Okey-Uchendu while addressing Participants at the Workshop held at NACTAL office, Nkwoegwu Ohuhu, Umuahia, Abia State.

Mrs. Ezinne Okey-Uchendu disclosed that NACTAL is a coalition of Non Governmental Organizations established in 2005 with its branches in the 36 States of Nigeria and has received a lot of attention because of its positive activities which centered on fighting Child abuse, Trafficking and Child labour.

Speaking, she expressed concern on the low representation observed on the Abia state chapter adding that there was need for Abia State Chapter to be fully represented up at the local government area level.

She, however, reiterated on the need for more NGOs working on child trafficking,abuse and labour in the 17 Local Government Areas of Abia inorder to facilitate NACTAl and help achieve NACTAL mandate at the grass root levels .

Responding, a Member of NACTAL, Abia State Chapter, Mr. Richard Okoro stated that for NACTAL to achieve its mandate, they must partner with the Nigeria Police Force, Civil Defence, Women Affairs, Women Groups, NAPTIP among others in the area of enforcement.

He further noted that social media is a veritable tool to help in achieving sensitization and information dissemination with respect to achieving their mandate.

Contributing, the Abia State Chief Liaison Officer, National Agency for The Prohibition Of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Okafor Nkemdilim expressed NAPTIP’s readiness to partner with NACTAL and other Stakeholders in Abia state to achieve its mandate, assuring that they are always ready to play their role of assisting in the fight against child trafficking.

Amah Ijeomah
Corresspondent Social Matters