The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP has vowed to tackle illegal recruitment of unsuspecting Nigerians for sexual and labour exploitation in foreign countries.

A statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations unit of the agency Stella Nezan in Abuja said that the resolution was reached at the first inaugural meeting of the Board of the agency, presided over by the Chairman Abubakar Gotomo.

According to Nezan, the board also promised to interface with the leadership of recruitment agencies in Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Labour and other relevant agencies to stem human trafficking.

She added that the move was also to curtail the disturbing phenomenon which brought pains and agonies to many trafficked victims.

The Spokesman said that the board chairman expressed sadness over the activities of self-acclaimed licenced recruitment agencies who continued to ship innocent Nigerians abroad for exploitative purposes. t]2}�D3�