Senator Basheer Mohammed, the Director-General of NAPTIP (National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons) has been dismissed after four months in office.
His removal precipitated the replacement of the position by Hajia Fatima Waziri-Azi.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, divulged the fact of the removal in his statement on Wednesday.
The removal was subsequent to the recommendation of Hajiya Sadiya Umar, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The Minister quoted 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.”
The statement said the appointee was a former Head of Department of Public Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a Women’s Rights advocate, a campaigner against domestic and sexual-based violence and an expert in Rule of Law.
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