Nigerian rights commission sensitizes citizens on human rights abuses
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Nigeria (Kaduna) --- Nigerian National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has completed arrangement to intensify awareness campaign, particularly in rural areas to enlighten more Nigerians on their fundamental rights.
This became significant according to the commission because a significant number of Nigerians are not aware of their rights and how or where to seek redress when violated.
The Coordinator of the commission in Kaduna State North-West part of the couuntry, Mr. Chris Eneji made this known in a statement to newsmen in the state.The campaign became necessary to enlighten the public on their rights and how to seek redress when their rights are violated."People’s rights are being violated on daily bases, but only a few know how to seek redress.
“This explained why only few cases are reported while majority remained unreported and unknown.“They need to know what their rights are and how to seek redress when such rights are violated."When you know your rights, you know your limitations. People need to know that their rights stop where another person’s right begins."That will create an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence and ensure harmonious relationship among Nigerian people," he said.
The coordinator said that the campaign which had already commenced would be carried out through the electronic and print media, as well as churches and mosques.
He said that the commission had also started distributing leaflets to every nook and crannies of the state.Eneji commended the media for partnering with the commission in its effort to ensure that Nigerians know their rights.
It would be recalled that NHRC Executive Secretary, Prof Bem Angwe, had in November 2015, said that the commission's target was to ensure that 80 per cent of Nigerians are aware of their fundamental rights.
Nigerian security agencies have record of human rights abuses against their fellow citizens which the commission try to reduce by educating the country men and women on their God given fundamental rights.
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