Press Release

Children should be the centre of COVID-19 response, says Nigerian Human Rights Chief

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Tony Ojukwu has called on the Federal, State and Local Governments and all institutions and persons engaged in the COVID-19 response at all levels to ensure the protection and promotion of the rights of children. He stated this in Abuja as Nigeria joins the rest of Africa to mark the 2020 Day of the African Child.

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Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq said the Commission is more than ever determined to deal with cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) brought before it, by frequently engaging the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) for urgent prosecution of such cases.

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