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HURIWA lauds appointment of Odimegwu-Ojukwu’s as rights commission boss


A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation (NGO), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of a legal luminary, Mr. Tony Ojukwu as substantive Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

The group also called on President Buhari to ensure that only credible Nigerians with sound commitments and passion for selfless and patriotic services are appointed as governing council members so as to make the institution respectable, independent, credible and operationally excellent.

HURIWA said the choice of Ojukwu, who is a long-standing staff of the Commission has made history.

According to them, millions of Nigerians as would no more see the Commission as a mere mouthpiece of the Federal Government but one that stands as a credible voice for the downtrodden and millions of disadvantaged Nigerians.

In a statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA regretted that President Buhari took ages to nominate a substantive executive secretary long after the last head of that institution ended his tenure of office.

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