Anti trafficking agency’s boss tasks staff on mandate

Ms Julie Okah-Donli, the newly appointed Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has charged staff of the agency not to compromise its mandate.

She tasked them on assumption of duty at the headquarters of the agency in Abuja. Okah- Donli was among the 23 newly appointed heads of federal agencies and parastatals announced on Thursday by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement signed by  the Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr Josiah Emerole in Abuja said  that the new chief executive warned staff members  to resist any temptation to compromise in the course of discharging the mandate of the agency.

He quoted Okah-Donli as saying the mandate of the organization is a sensitive one and of international concern to halt the history of man’s inhumanity to man.

She charged the members of staff to work as one big family and foster the spirit of oneness in tackling challenges of the job.“We must resist any temptation to compromise our duties. I will never tolerate any form of indiscipline under my watch that will expose this organization to public ridicule.

My appointment is a call to national service; coming at a time the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari is making a quiet revolution in the transformation of the country.Let me therefore state unequivocally that we cannot afford to be left behind in writing the history of achievements of this administration.Our task here is basically to stop the crime against humanity and we have to discharge our duties with absolute fear of God and we must resist any temptation to compromise our duties”, she stated.

The D G also said she will not entertain indiscipline of any kind. She also expressed appreciation to the President for the appointment and described it as “a call to national service”.

Okah-Donli was born on Dec. 30, 1966 and she obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and won the best prize for the annual Dean’s moot court competition in 1990.

She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992. She has interest in diverse areas of practice but not limited to Arbitration, Company and Corporate Law.

She is  also the Principal Partner of Julie Okah & Co, a firm of Legal Practitioners, where she practice and is also the founder of The Julie Donli Kidney Foundation.

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