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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 accross 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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NHRC News Update (103) Paged

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says a lot of sensitization needs to be done on the existence of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as many Nigerians are not aware of their rights under the Act.



1. Owing to persistent complaints from members of the public on the activities of the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police, in particular, several allegations of human rights violations, the Federal Government of Nigeria had requested the National Human Rights Commission to constitute a Special Investigation Panel to investigate allegations of human rights violations against the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police and to make appropriate recommendations on its restructuring. The Panel which shall submit its report to the Presidency within ninety (90) days of its appointment comprises the following membership:

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