In the year 2019, the Commission recorded major milestones in ensuring the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in the country. The Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu, Esq. actualized the realization of establishing the National Human Rights Commission offices in all the 36 States of the federation including the FCT in order to increase visibility and accessibility of the Commission. Prior to that, the Commission had offices in 24 States. Also the Commission employed and trained 210 staff whose capacities on human rights defence were broadened so as to provide effective response to complaints on human rights violations and abuses.

In preparedness for a peaceful and violent free election in 2019 general election, the Commission organized and participated in a variety of fora aimed at checkmating infractions such as fake news, hate speeches and electoral violence during the elections. During the 2019 elections, the Commission observed the conduct of security personnel and other general conducts. The same was replicated during the Kogi and Bayelsa States elections done later in the year.


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