The Commission


The National Human Rights Commission was established by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act, 1995, as amended by the NHRC Act, 2010, in line with the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member States to establish national human rights institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights.
The Commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the enhancement of the enjoyment of human rights. Its establishment is aimed at creating an enabling environment for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights. It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research and dialogue in order to raise awareness on human rights issues.
The Acting Executive Secretary - Mrs. Oti Ovrawah The Commission is headed by the Executive Secretary who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
There are six departments in the administrative structure of the Commission namely: Admin, LID, Finance and Accounts, Public Affairs and Communications, Planning, Research and Statistics, and Monitoring and External Programmes.
There are three Units under the Executive Secretary's Office, namely, the Council Secretariat, Audit and Public Interest litigation Units.
The Commission also has six zonal offices representing the six geo-political zones of the country, namely; North West Zone (Kano), North East Zone (Maiduguri), North Central (Jos), South West (Lagos), South East (Enugu) and South South (Port Harcourt).

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OVRAWAH PLEDGES COMMITMENT TO WORK WITH STAKEHOLDERS ON RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS


The Ag. Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mrs. Oti Ovrawah has pledged commitment of the Commission to work assiduously with relevant stakeholders towards improving service delivery for the police and other law enforcement agencies especially as it relates to promotion and protection of human rights as well as respect for fundamental freedoms of all persons living in Nigeria.
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TAKE A BOLD STEP TO FIGHT CORRUPTION AND ENSURE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS NHRC URGES


Ag. Executive Secretary NHRC, Mrs. Oti Ovrawah has called on Nigerian Women to take a bold step in fighting the monster of corruption to ensure full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD).
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