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President Buhari appoints Fatima Waziri Azi as NAPTIP DG

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President Buhari appoints Fatima Waziri Azi as NAPTIP DG

By Matthew Eloyi

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Fatima Waziri-Azi as Director General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

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According to the statement, the appointment followed a recommendation of the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who expressed the urgent need for the Ministry to intensify on the existing capacity in the NAPTIP in order to achieve its Key Result Areas as identified.

The statement said the Minister added that the recommendation of Fatima Waziri-Azi was based on her pedigree, vast experience and proven track record to drive the agency forward and consolidate on what has been achieved so far.

“A former Head of Department of Public Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Waziri-Azi is a Women’s Right advocate, a campaigner against domestic and sexual based violence and an expert in Rule of Law,” the statement added.

President Buhari appoints Fatima Waziri Azi as NAPTIP DG

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