Agency challenges tour operators on fight against human trafficking

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FILE PHOTO: Children involved in human trafficking.

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has challenged tour operators, travel agents and airline operators about their responsibility in curbing human trafficking.

The Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, made the call in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Referring to Section 35 of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administrative (TIPPEA) Act 2015, the NAPTIP boss said it was the responsibility of tour agents, among others, to sensitise their clients and staff against aiding human trafficking activities.

She noted that it was their responsibility to ensure that travellers whom they issued tickets to, or arranged tours for, were not exploited at their places of destination, among others.

Describing tour operators, travel agents, among others, as representing…

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