The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic In Persons and other related matters (NAPTIP), is seeking collaborations with relevant stakeholders in the fight against human trafficking and illegal migration.
The Zonal Commander of NAPTIP in Benin city, the Edo state capital, Mr Odita Ebenezer, made this known while meeting with members of a non-governmental organization, the Initiative for Youth Awareness on Migration, Immigration, Development and Re-integration, at his office in Benin city.
The meeting between NAPTIP and the NGO focused on ways of intensifying public awareness on the dangers of human trafficking and its negative impact on the society.
The achievements recorded by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, in his first hundred days in office have continued to generate reactions from the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
Addressing journalists at the PDPs secretariat in Benin City, the Edo state capital, the Chairman Of the Party, Dan Orbih, said that the muted celebrations by the APC depicts little accomplishments.
Reacting to the statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, John Mayaki, said the concept of a hundred days in office was originally a PDP creation.
Obaseki was sworn-in as the Edo state governor, on November 12, 2016, at the expiration of the term of office of Adams Oshiomhole.
The Oba of Benin, the Edo State capital, Oba Erediuwa, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to shun all distractions and remain focused with his transformation agenda, endorsing him for a second term.
The Oba spoke on Friday through his special envoy and the crown prince, Ambassador Eheneden Erediuwa, at a closed door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan in the Presidential Villa.
The Oba stated that he had been following the Jonathan administration with keen interest.
“I have been praying fervently that the president would succeed and even surpass the expectations of many bearing the distractions and disturbances in some parts of the country,” he said.
The Oba endorsed President Jonathan for a second term and invited him over to Benin in the shortest possible time for special blessings.
He called on the president to continue with his good work.
President Jonathan’s transformation agenda is centred on reforming the power sector, diversifying the Nigerian economy, security of live and property, job creation and inclusive growth.
The president has not declared his intention to contest in the 2015 presidential election.