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Group calls for equity, fairness in social justice dispensation

Cross section of participants at the workshop

A Civil Society Organisation, Voice Nigeria Social Justice Community has called on government at all levels not to neglect the practice of social Justice especially in health, employment, and the economy.

The group advocated for an effective social justice practice at a stakeholder Consultative forum in Abuja.

An International Development Expert Mr. Hilary Ogbonna, urged relevant authorities to operate on the principle of democracy and fairness.

Mr. Ogbonna said the level of injustice is seen in the high rate of under 5 mortality especially in Zamfara, Kebbi, and Yobe states, stressing that other injustices are seen in the rate of unemployment, nepotism in the Federal character principles, education, and freedom from discrimination.

The Lead Program Advisor Citizens’ Common International Abuja,  Mr. Olalekan Osunkoya,  explained that the forum is to utilise advocacy to end social justice in every area that affects the citizens.

He called on the media to be part of the movement by disseminating the right information that would bring an end to injustice in the country.

Reporting by Nancy Anikaezie, editing by Daniel Adejo