Beatrice Jedy Agba is the Executive
Secretary of the National Agency for the
Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons,
NAPTIP. She has recently been named the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Hero. The award was conferred on her last week by the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the state department.Scoops from her office have it that the
award is in recognition of her tireless
efforts in fighting human trafficking and
her passionate commitment to end
modern day slavery, while the U.S.
government says she is one of the 10
notable persons globally, who despite
resistance, opposition and even threats to their lives protect victims, punish
offenders and raise awareness of on-going criminal practices in their countries and beyond.Beatrice Jedy-Agba graduated from Bendel State University, Ekpoma in 1989, with a bachelor's degree in Law, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990 and retained as a prosecutor with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 1992, after undergoing the mandatory National Youth Service Corp Programme at the agency. Her career stints include working
at the Federal Ministry of Justice as Chief State Counsel, Department of International and Comparative Law in 2004 and the National Boundary Commission as Legal Adviser and Special Assistant to the Attorney-General of the Federation and
Minister of Justice in 2010.She was appointed Executive Secretary of the agency by President Goodluck
Jonathan in September 2011. During her period with NAPTIP, Jedy-Agba succeeded in repositioning the agency to meet the challenges of combating human trafficking, transforming the anti-human trafficking landscape by incorporating anti trafficking issues into national
development discourse, planning and
policy, and capping it with the 2014
trafficking in persons report placing
Nigeria on tier two ranking.Her husband, Goddy Jedy-Agba is one of
the frontliners in the Cross River State
2015 Perrigrino house race.Could she be the next well deserved first lady of Cross River State? Let's watch as activities unfold in the coming days.Like our facebook page: www.facebook.com/calabarblog

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