10 December 2012

Nigeria: World Rights Day - We're Poised to Fight Violations - NHRC

Lagos — National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has vowed to invoke its full statutory powers to compel obedience and enforcement of its decisions in line with the law establishing it.

In a statement to commemorate today'sWorld Human Rights Day, the Zonal Coordinator, South-West zone, Mrs. Mausi Segun, said that the Commission "is poised, with the recent inauguration of its Governing Council members to utilise the full range of its statutory powers to compel obedience and enforce its decisions under its Amendment Act of 2011."

Segun said, the body had over the years, tried to ensure it works independently to see that the rights of every Nigerian as guaranteed by the law was well protected, observing that there were some challenges militating against full implementation of its mandates, including lack of understanding from majority of the public.

She noted this had served as a source of courage to them in the Commission.

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