Tonto Dikeh Named NAPTIP Ambassador
The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), on Friday named Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike as its Ambassador.
Director- General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, made the announcement when Tonto led members of her NGO, Tonto Dikeh Foundation on a visit to the Headquarters of the Agency in Abuja, as part of collaboration on the war against trafficking in persons.
Okah- Donli, said that the decision to name the actress as NAPTIP Ambassador was in recognition of her passion for youths who are majorly victims of trafficking, and her readiness to work the Agency.
“Tonto is the first Nollywood actress to partner with us in fighting the scourge of human traficking, and automatically, is named an Ambassador for NAPTIP.
“There are many areas we can work, together using her popularity as an actress and role model to many young people.’’
“She has fans and followers, especially on her social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and of course she can talk about NAPTIP on such platforms.
“She is known for the free skills acquisition and an empowerment programme she offers, especially young women, through her foundation, and that is line with our objectives as well,’’ Okah-Donli said.
The NAPTIP Chief Executive noted that as a popular celebrity, Tonto Dikeh’s emergence as ambassador would boost the agency’s campaign against human trafficking across Nigeria.