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NHRC push for human rights education

Representative of the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu. Photo: Tanimu Salihu

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says the commission has adopted Human Rights Education as a tool to build knowledge, skills and behaviors to promote and uphold human rights in the country.

The Executive Secretary of the commission, Tony Ojukwu said this in Abuja at a quiz competition as part of activities to mark this year’s International Human Rights Day.

Chief Ojukwu, represented by the Director of women and Children, Harry Obe, emphasized that the concept of human rights is to empower people of all ages to speak up when their rights are violated.

Students at a quiz competition as part of activities to mark this year’s International Human Rights Day. Photo: Tanimu Salihu

The Executive Secretary of NHRC said the quiz was to equip the students with relevant and adequate knowledge about human rights which can be promoted in various schools across the Federation.

The United Nations representative at the event, Ulla Mueller stressed that society can only develop if human rights are respected and protected.

She said women and children must be protected to achieve a better and stable nation.

Reporting by Tanimu Salihu;Editing by Fany Olumoye, Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor