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The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Commission Rights 1995 (as amended) in line with Resolution 48/134 of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member states to establish independent National Institutions for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights.
The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Commission Rights 1995 (as amended) in line with Resolution 48/134 of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member states to establish independent National Institutions for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights.
The Executive Secretary - Mr Tony Ojukwu The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Commission Act 1995 (as amended) in line with Resolution 48/134 of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member States to establish independent National Institutions for the promotion, protection and enforcement of Human Rights.
The Commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the respect and enjoyment of human rights. It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research, and dialogue in order to raise awareness on Human Rights issues.
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The National Human Rights Commission is currently headed by the Executive Secretary, Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu Esq. Who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

There are 13 Departments in the administrative structure of the Commission namely:• Human Rights Institute, • Human Rights Education & Promotion, • Civil & Political Rights, • Economic Social & Cultural Rights, • Women, Children & Vulnerable Groups, • Legal Services & Enforcement, • Human Resource Management, • Corporate Affairs & External Linkages Directorate, • Reform Co-ordination & Service Improvement, • Planning, Statistics & Documentation, • Directorate of Procurement, • Monitoring Department.

There are 4 functional units in the Commission, they include: • Council Secretariat, • Internal Audit, • Complaints Registry, • Information and Communication Technology.

The Commission operates 6 zonal offices representing the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. These are as follows: North-West, North-East, North-Central , South-West, South-East and South-South. Each Zonal Office is headed by a Zonal Coordinator.

The NHRC presently has 24 state offices across the country. These include: Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Cross River, Edo, Ekiti, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Katsina, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Ondo, Osun and, Sokoto, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Maiduguri, Port Harcourt, Jos and Abuja Metropolitan Office, FCT.

The Commission plans to establish offices in the remaining 12 states in due course.

NHRC News Update (103) Paged

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NHRC ISSUES DIRECTIVE ON TREATMENT OF SUSPECTS, PROMISES ITS NO LONGER BUSINESS AS USUAL


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that it will henceforth ensure that law enforcement agencies or officers who indulge in unlawful procedures in the treatment of suspects and accused persons under their custody are roundly condemned and held accountable.
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EXECUTIVE SECRETARY COMMENDS PRESIDENT BUHARI FOR SIGNING INTO LAW THE NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN BILL


Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law "The Not Too Young to Run Bill".
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