Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria Project



"Promoting Better Management of Migration by Combating and Reducing Irregular Migration That Occurs Inter Alia through Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM)"is a project implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Related Matters (NAPTIP).

The project is funded by the European Union within the framework of the 10th EDF and it intends to strengthen the national response to irregular migration that occurs through trafficking in persons (TIP) and smuggling of migrants (SOM).

Expected Project Results

  1. Strengthened gender sensitive national sectoral implementation of TIP & SOM activities
  2. Improved service delivery by NAPTIP and its key partners in TIP & SOM
  3. Enhanced efficiency through increased capacity of NAPTIP's  National Monitoring Centre  and its zonal offices, to obtain, manage, use, and share data on TIP with other LEAs and service providers, as appropriate
  4. Improved protection and support to victims of TIP and/or SOM
  5. Increased effectiveness of rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of TIP & SOM, including those with HIV/AIDS
  6. Increased awareness and sensitivity to the realities of TIP & SOM and their linkages to HIV/AIDS of the population, decision-makers, and relevant stakeholders


The Promoting Better Management of Migration project has carried out activities to strengthen the capacities of government and nongovernmental organisations to deliver robust anti-trafficking response. These activities have included training and mentorship, including study visits, improvement of victim rehabilitation infrastructure, and the conduct of a well-structured public awareness campaign. The latter has included the launch of the "I Am Priceless" campaign, engagement of Goodwill Ambassadors, support for Homevida Awards , and the planned launch of the Blue Heart Reloaded.

The activities have secured a number of key accomplishments.


  Improved service delivery to victims of TIP/SOM

  1. Study visit to India to learn and incorporate best practices in victim support
  2. Development and delivery of a certification course for social workers
  3. Development of a victim referral mechanism
  4. Development of a system for working with civil society, especially using grants
  5. Remodelling & creating model shelter for TIP victims

Enhanced efficiency through expanded communication & IT capacities

  1. Toll free calling facility-- 080CALLNAPTIP
  2. Improved speed through expanded bandwidth and new servers
  3. Improved communication and efficiency through IT equipment, including computers, printers, & UPS'   




Improved service delivery of key national actors: NAPTIP, NIS & NACTAL

  1. NAPTIP's Operational Assessment, enabling expert advice, considering best practice, evidence-based policy & program formulation & restructuring
  2. Increased capacities in core areas, such as investigations, prosecutions, victim support, research, public enlightenment, public relations, boarder management
  3. Programmatic and coordination support
  4. Significantly strengthened and increased resources of CSOs through empowerment of NACTAL 



Increased awareness of at least 3 million persons on TIP and SOM

  1. Advocacy visits to senior leaders, state governors, traditional rulers & secondary schools
  2. Development of "I Am Priceless" campaign tools: including work with Goodwill Ambassadors, Blue Heart fabric, posters, exercise books, banners, caps, t-shirts & documentary
  3. Capacity-building and engagement of media on TIP generally and engagement in print, electronic & social media platforms



  1. Knowledge, Aptitudes Survey
  2. NAPTIP Assessment
  3. Project Annual Reports

Contact Us

Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS


21st Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue

Central Business District,

P.O. Box 280, Garki, Abuja

Telephone: + 234 (9) 4617800

National Agency for  the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP) Head Office


Plot 2028 Dalaba Street, Wuse Zone 5, F.C.T Abuja P.M.B. 5161, Wuse, Abuja


HOTLINES:   07030000203, 0800CALLNAPTIP (08002255627847)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Prefab 5, Old Central Bank of Nigeria,

P.M.B. 2851, Garki, Abuja


Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road,

Sauka Abuja. P.M.B. 38, Garki Abuja.


+234 802 332 1895

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