NAPTIP, NiDOM clash at Reps C’mttee hearing over distressed Nigerians abroad


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By Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA-Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons yesterday disagreed on whose responsibility it was to come to the rescue of distressed Nigerians abroad.

This face-off came because of reports of human parts racketeering and maltreatment of Nigerians in Lebanon.

Speaking at a public hearing organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora on the matter, NAPTIP said that evacuation missions were being done without them.

Those at the hearing included the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede; Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity, William Alo; and the Acting Assistant Comptroller-General, Strategic Research and…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper