NHRC records 300,000 human rights cases in 2018 – Official

Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the commission gave the statistic at the End of Year Review and Training Meeting for Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees Protection Monitoring Project Officers in Yola on Thursday.

The National Human Rights Commission says it handled over 300,000 human rights cases in 2018.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the commission gave the statistic at the End of Year Review and Training Meeting for Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees Protection Monitoring Project Officers in Yola on Thursday.
The meeting, which was in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, aimed at reviewing the 2018 human rights monitoring and protection of IDPs in the country and northeast in particular.
He said: “From January to date, the commission has recorded over 300,000 different human rights violation cases in 2018; we attended to 100,000 while, about 200,000 are still pending.”
According to him, the commission has established additional 13 state offices making a total of 36 offices across the states and Abuja.
On the challenges faced by the commission, Ojukwu said lack of adequate funding was the major constraint.
He said: “As I am talking to you, the commission has established offices in all the 36 states of the federation and Abuja. However, our major challenge is lack of fund to run the offices.”
Ojukwu appealed to the Federal Government to find lasting solution to insufficiency of funds in the commission to enable it discharge its functions optimally.

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