Tuesday, 5 December 2017

#EndSars: Senate Reads President Buhari's letter over Crucial Appointment

The Nigerian Senate has read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu as executive secretary of National Human Rights Commission.

The letter was read by Senate president Bukola Saraki during plenary on Tuesday, December 5.
The letter reads: “In respect of section 8 of the National Human Rights Commission amended act 2010, I have the pleasure to present Mr. Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu for confirmation of executive secretary of National Human Rights Commission by the Senate.

The National Human Rights Commission was established by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act, 1995, as amended by the NHRC Act, 2010, in line with the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member States to establish national human rights institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights.

The commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the enhancement of the enjoyment of human rights.

Its establishment is aimed at creating an enabling environment for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights.

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