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National Human Rights Commission signs MOU with CISLAC to enhance Rights Protection

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The National Human Rights Commission [NHRC] has restated its commitment to boosting efforts aimed at guaranteeing the protection of citizens’ rights.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Tony Ojukwu, said this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] with Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre [CISLAC] in Abuja.
CISLAC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, advocacy, information sharing and capacity building organisation

Ojukwu said the partnership will give the commission the desired opportunity to improve on the implementation of its mandate of promoting, protecting and enforcing human rights.

The NHRC helmsman further said the collaboration was also aimed at improving accountability and transparency in addressing abuses in the country.

Ojukwu said the teamwork will take the job of promotion and protection of human rights to greater heights.

He described CISLAC as an outstanding organisation that had continued to champion the protection of citizens’ rights.

CISLAC’s Executive Director, Mr Auwal Musa, said the idea of partnering with the commission was propounded to enhance collaboration in the fight against abuses on citizens.

“This is to provide basic human rights education to the citizens so as to enable them to know how best to seek redress for human rights violations.

“The NHRC has done very well and CISLAC is delighted to partner with it as this would bring about speedy collation, investigation and prosecution of human rights petitions,’’ he said.

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