State govts urged to provide standard rehabilitation for returnees


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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has advised state governments taking their indigenes among returnees to provide standard medical care and rehabilitation.

The Director-General of NAPTIP, Ms Julie Okah-Donli, gave the advice while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja on Friday.

Okah-Donli explained that proper rehabilitation was necessary because many of the returnees were coming from prisons and require some debriefing, change of mindset and orientation before being reintegrated into the society.

“Those states which had come to the camp in Port Harcourt to receive their indigenes should ensure that they are properly rehabilitated because releasing them into the streets like that may spell dome for the country and damage its image.

“We insist that any state government that is interested in…

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