COVID-19: NAPTIP to close head office for decontamination

Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has ordered the closure of the agency’s head office for a week to enable full decontamination of the building.

Okah-Donli made the disclosure in a statement signed by Head of Media and Publicity of NAPTIP, Mrs Stella Nezan, in Abuja.

She said that the office should be closed from  June 22 to June 27.

She said that the directive was in compliance with the protocol of COVID-19 prevention, following a report that two NAPTIP officers came in contact with a woman who died of novel coronavirus on June 15.

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The director-general noted that the agency worked during the full lockdown of the country as one of the essential services providers.

She said that working as an essential services provider during the lockdown was in line with the Federal Government directives through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

“All officers are to go on a week leave in accordance with NCDC guidelines to enable the agency to decontaminate its premises.

“In the meantime, all officers in the agency’s headquarters will be tested for COVID-19 before returning to work,” the director-general said.

She assured all NAPTIP stakeholders and partners that the operations of the agency would continue, including real-time responses to cases of human violence.

It said that NAPTIP key officers would continue working online during the closure.



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