The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) closed its program in Nigeria in January 2009. Over the course of this three-year program, ABA ROLI successfully combated trafficking in persons in Nigeria through three major initiatives—training law enforcement, creating a nationwide electronic database and providing support to trafficking victims.
ABA ROLI, in partnership with the Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Labour Unit (AHT&CL) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) facilitated a highly participatory “Train the Trainers” workshop on September 26 and 27, 2007, for trainers within NIS training institutions.
From March 12-13, the Rule of Law Initiative's Africa Division and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), with funding from USAID, jointly sponsored a two-day counseling skills workshop in Lagos, Nigeria, for 30 NAPTIP rehabilitation officers representing each of the TIP shelters in Nigeria.
ABA ROLI, in collaboration with Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) and the National Judicial Institute (NJI), successfully organized and held pilot anti-trafficking capacity building workshops for high court judges and state prosecutors in Nigeria.