NHRC RECORDS INCREASED NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS IN RECENT TIMES, AG. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY NHRC TELLS MEXICAN AMBASSADOR

Posted: 2017-02-23

The Ag. Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mrs. Oti Ovrawah has said the Commission in recent times recorded an increase in the number of Human Rights complaints following increased awareness and sensitization on human rights issues.
The Ag. Executive Secretary disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday 23rd February 2017 when she received the Mexican Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Alejandro Garcia Moreno who paid a working visit to the Commission.

Mrs. Ovrawah commended the Mexican embassy for partnering with the Commission even as she solicited for more collaborations that would culminate in improved human rights protection both in Nigeria and Mexico

She also lauded the Mexican embassy for deploying their team of experts to train the commission's protection and investigation officers which took place between 17th and 21st September 2013

Earlier in his remarks, the Mexican Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Moreno told the Ag. Executive Secretary that his country, through the embassy was ready to explore more areas of partnership with the NHRC in order to surmount the various human rights challenges common in both countries.

The Mexican Ambassador said that his embassy was interested in knowing the workings of the NHRC so that they could offer some form of assistance to the Commission especially in the area of training and human rights promotion in Nigeria.


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