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NAPTIP alerts Nigerians against fraudulent vacancies in the oil and gas industries across West Africa




The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has alerted Nigerians about the prevalence of fraudulent job postings in the oil and gas industries across West African nations.

According to a statement by a communication officer in the agency, Victor Adekoya, the caution was issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Prof. Fatima Waziri-Azi, while highlighting new patterns in human trafficking for the year 2024.

She stated that the initiative was designed to enhance operations, leading to a notable rise in the conviction rates of human traffickers. Furthermore, she elaborated that the purpose of the agency’s awareness campaigns was to provide Nigerians with prompt and precise information, thereby decreasing their susceptibility.

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Waziri-Azi therefore urged Nigerians to be vigilant, inquire thoroughly, and obtain a second opinion before embracing any attractive propositions. She emphasized the importance of not letting desperation impair their decision-making.

Asserting NAPTIP’s dedication to fighting human trafficking and safeguarding the rights and dignity of all Nigerians, the NAPTIP leader encouraged the public to report any suspicions of human trafficking to the agency, using the contact numbers 07030000203 or 627 (exclusively for MTN Network users).