FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS: NHRC PLEDGES STRONGER COLLABORATION WITH NPF

Posted: 2016-12-29

The National Human Rights Commission has pledged to strengthen the existing partnership with the Nigerian Police Force in its determination to deliver on its statutory mandate of promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in the country.
The Ag Executive Secretary of the Commission Mrs. Oti Ovrawah made this pledge while receiving the FCT Commissioner of Police Muhammad Mustafa who was on a courtesy visit to the Commission earlier today.

Mrs. Ovrawah stated that the police remains a reliable allay in the fight against human rights violation since they are the first respondents to victims of human rights violation... we recognize the Nigerian police as the first line human rights defender by virtue of its constitutional responsibility.

She said the visit will avail the Commission the opportunity to work on other areas of partnership with the police.

While congratulating Mrs. Ovrawah on her appointment as the Ag Executive Secretary, the FCT and CP acknowledged that the Commission has done a lot of work in the area of promotion and protection of human rights in the FCT. He pledged the support of the police for the work of the commission, adding that his men will be committed to the observance of human right tenets during their operations.


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