Press Release

Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq said the Commission is more than ever determined to deal with cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) brought before it, by frequently engaging the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for urgent prosecution of such cases.

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An Advisory Opinion to Federal and State Governments issued pursuant to section 5(l)(m)(o) of the National Human Rights Commission (Amendment) Act

1.0 Introduction

1. Addressing the social and economic challenges which have led to the growth of the Almajiri system in some parts of Nigeria, particularly the Northern region has occupied the minds of policy makers for some time.

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