By Sylvester Thomson
Mr Anthony Agbonlahor, a authorized practitioner within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has suggested the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to go away no stone unturned in guaranteeing that residents’ rights are enforced.
Agbonlahor, who gave the recommendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, additionally urged the fee to coach Nigerian residents on their rights.
He mentioned that the NHRC ought to channel most of its funding to enlightenment and training of residents on their rights.
The authorized practitioner mentioned many Nigerians had been ignorant about their rights, including that there was the necessity for the fee to lift consciousness on human rights points via enlightenment.
This, based on him is among the core duties of the Commission enshrined in its 1995 Act as amended.
According to him, Nigerians, particularly the uneducated have their elementary human rights infringed upon with out their information.
“This makes them weak, struggling unjustly with out treatment.
“If residents are correctly enlightened and educated, it turns into simple for them to have the ability to assert their rights,’’ Agbonlahor mentioned.
He urged the Commission to create enlightenment programmes on radio and tv in addition to social media platforms, to be aired at prime time.
Agbonlahor additionally confused the necessity for the Commission to organise seminars and symposiums, in collaboration with civil society teams on the rights of residents.
“They ought to convey up matters and invite folks to come back and speak about folks’s rights as a result of there are numerous circumstances of home abuses by which girls undergo probably the most.
“As I communicate, there are millions of girls who’re being crushed to loss of life by their husbands however no person is aware of about it as a result of these poor girls have no idea their rights,’’ he mentioned.
The authorized practitioner faulted the method by which the Commission handles circumstances of human proper abuses, “from file opening to the invitation of the opposite celebration for listening to and so forth and so forth’’.
“How does that in any means help within the enforcement of proper of the person?’’ Agbonlahor requested.