NIGERIAN TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT: LESSONS FROM POLICY IMPLEMENTATION

  • USMAN MIKA'IL Ph.D. Student, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • MURTALA MUHAMMAD Kano University of Science and Technology
Keywords: Human Trafficking, Barrier, Policy Implementation, Nigeria.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Human trafficking is an international phenomenon. Trafficking in person report the menace as a multifaceted and illicit trade that continues to generate billions of dollars to the global criminal networks annually. Nigerians especially females are trafficked abroad day in day out. This makes the most populous African nation among the largest source of victims to international trafficking networks. Nigeria tries to combat the menace by establishing a specialised anti-human trafficking agency. The agency is accountable for the implementation of the policy. However, putting policy into action presents thoughtful barriers that create implementation gaps. To date, there is nearly no study that looks into the activities of the Nigeria anti-trafficking agency using the trafficking in person report. The investigation is a qualitative enquiry that uses an in-depth systematic review on human trafficking, which paid attention to putting anti-trafficking policy into practice. This is amongst a few studies that attempt to comprehend the state of human trafficking service delivery to the victims in Nigeria. It finds limited training, meagre resources, absence of awareness and corruption as the main barriers hampering efficient policy implementation.

Author Biographies

USMAN MIKA'IL, Ph.D. Student, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, umu9933@gmail.com

MURTALA MUHAMMAD, Kano University of Science and Technology

Directorate of General Studies, Wudil, Nigeria

 

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Published
2020-02-08
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MIKA’IL, U., & MUHAMMAD, M. (2020). NIGERIAN TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT: LESSONS FROM POLICY IMPLEMENTATION. CenRaPS Journal of Social Sciences, 2(1), 76-87. Retrieved from http://cenraps.org/journal/index.php/c/article/view/8
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