Daily Trust (Abuja)

4 December 2012

Nigeria: 'Respect for Human Rights Critical for Peace in Nigeria'

Sokoto — Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Professor Bem Angwe, yesterday stressed the need for respect for human rights, describing it as a critical tool for the promotion of peaceful coexistence and sustainable development.

He stated this at a sensitization meeting on the national action plan for the promotion and protection of human rights in Nigeria. The executive secretary, who was represented by Director Public Affairs and Communications in the commission, Muhammad Nasiru Ladan, noted that adherence to human rights standards has become an important yard stick for international relations.

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