Press Release

As Nigeria joins the rest of the African continent to celebrate the 2018 Day of the African Child, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq has called for the prioritization of child rights issues in both national and state budgets.

The NHRC Chief Executive Officer made this statement in Abuja at an event organized by the Commission in collaboration with PLAN international and National Council of Child Rights Advocates of Nigeria (NACCRAN)  to commemorate the Day.

The Commission’s helmsman stated that adequate provisions should be made in both national and state budgets for the protection and welfare of children especially in emergency situation to guard against all forms of abuses.

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The Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Robert Petri has pledged the support of his country in the implementation of the recommendation of the 2013 Universal Periodic Review to enhance the enjoyment of human rights in Nigeria.

The Ambassador who stated this during a courtesy call to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said he is in the Commission to intensify cooperation already established by President Muhammadu Buhari during his recent visit to the Netherlands.

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