Press Release

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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An Advisory Opinion to Federal and State Governments issued pursuant to section 5(l)(m)(o) of the National Human Rights Commission (Amendment) Act

1.0 Introduction

1. Addressing the social and economic challenges which have led to the growth of the Almajiri system in some parts of Nigeria, particularly the Northern region has occupied the minds of policy makers for some time.

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The United Nations General Assembly in 1954 encouraged all countries of the world to set aside a day to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world's children. May 27 is traditionally the Children's Day in Nigeria. As Nigeria celebrates Children Day today 27th May, the National Human Rights Commission reiterates the need to mobilize the political will and resources to confront the challenges facing Nigerian children. We must do this as matter of necessity not only for the children but for the future of humanity.

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