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Fatima Waziri Azi Takes Over From Bashir Garba As New NAPTIP DG

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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).

This information was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.

Waziri-Azi’s appointment was sequel to a recommendation by the Hon. 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 in order to achieve its Key Result Areas as identified.”

Farouq 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.”


Waziri-Azi was a former Head of Department of Public Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

She is a Women’s Rights advocate, a campaigner against domestic and sexual-based violence and an expert in the Rule of Law.


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