The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP has called on state governments to implement the Child Rights Act in tackling child trafficking in the country.
The NAPTIP’s Director of Investigation and Monitoring, Josiah Emerole, made the call in an interview with Newsmen in Abuja on Saturday.
Emerole said there is the urgent need for stakeholders to push the 24 states which had domesticated the Act to ensure its full implementation.
He appealed to the states yet to domesticate the Act to do so and prepare a better future for the Nigerian child.
He also urged the media to play a key role in the advocacy programmes of the agency towards ensuring its full implementation at the state and federal levels.
According to him, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Ms Julie Okah-Donli, has done much in creating awareness against child and other forms of human trafficking in the country.