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Anthony O. Ojukwu Esq is the Substantive Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director Monitoring, onetime Director Legal services, Director Protection and Investigation and Director Executive Secretary's office, of the Commission. He was a former Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and also a onetime Administrative Secretary of the defunct National Electoral Commission in Imo State. He has 32 years post call to bar experience out of which 17 years have been spent in the Commission. His Experiences cut across prosecution of cases, elections management and private legal practise. He acquired a Masters degree in Law from the University of Lagos in 1988 having acquired his first degree in law from University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, in 1985. He has also attended several Human Rights Training Institutions and obtained certificates from Public Administration International London(2003) and International Human Rights Training Program, Equitas Canada(2007). Amongst Other positions held before his present position in the Commission, include being the Special Assistant to the then Executive Secretary of the Commission, pioneer Head of the Monitoring and External Programs Department and subsequently the Zonal Coordinator of the South South Zonal Office of the Commission in Port Harcourt. He is known to be an avowed human rights defender and committed to improvement of systems, services and working conditions at the NHRC. He is married with Four children .

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SEE YOURSELF AS WORKING UNDER A CIVIL AUTHORITY ---- ES Charges Security Operatives


Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq has called on security agencies to see themselves as workers under civil authority and work to protect and not to antagonize. According to the Executive Secretary, security operatives should always have at the back of their minds that they are dealing with human beings with basic rights that cannot be taken away easily without the pronouncement of the Court of competent jurisdiction. There will be consequences he warned" if you choose to violate human rights in the course of your duties"
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PRISON IS A PLACE FOR REFORM- NHRC


Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq has said that the modern prison system is meant to reform inmates and make them better citizens.
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