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NHRC GOVERNING COUNCIL PRIORITIZES HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION, STAFF WELFARE AT ABUJA RETREAT

Members of the 5th Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission has pledged their commitment to take the Commission to the next level, saying that that the Council will prioritize the protection of the rights of Nigerians and non-Nigerians living in the country, as well as the welfare of the staff.

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A former Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Muhammad Tabiu has advocated for more engagement of the National Human Rights Commission with the Military on insurgency and insecurity to ensure appropriate redress for human rights violations occasioned by activities of the non-state actors in Nigeria.

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The Chairman House Committee on Human Rights Hon. John Dyegh has restated the importance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in nation building saying that they act as an effective bridge between the rights holders and duty bearers considering their constitutional and legislative mandate to promote and protect human rights within their respective jurisdictions.

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The Management and Staff of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have expressed shock over the sudden and unfortunate demise of the Chairperson of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja branch, Dr. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau.

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The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq. has charged Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to programme their intervention activities towards addressing a clearly identifiable challenge on human rights as indicated in the National Action Plan (NAP) for the promotion and protection of human rights in Nigeria.

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