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NBA honours Agomoh, veteran prison reform activist 


Dr. Uju Agomoh

The Nigerian Bar Association  (NBA) has bestowed an award on veteran prison reform activist and Founder/Executive Director of Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), Dr. Uju Agomoh.

The award was conferred on her at the recent criminal justice summit hosted by the NBA Criminal Justice Reform Committee  (NBA-CJRC) at Asaba, Delta State “for outstanding contribution to criminal justice reforms in Nigeria. “

Agomoh is a long-standing and widely respected prison advocate whose work in prison reform advocacy is monumental. She was until recently the Project Coordinator of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) “Support to Justice Sector in Nigeria,” a project funded by the European Union under the 10th European Union Development Fund. She was also the Lead Consultant for the design of the “Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Project” under the 11th European Union Development Fund.

Agomoh is the Team Lead of the Prisons Reform Programme – Nigeria as well as the Lead Consultant/National Coordinator of the Nigeria Police Human Rights Training Programme, being implemented in partnership with the Nigeria Police Force with the support of the Swiss Embassy and GIZ. She is also the President of International Corrections and Prisons Association, Africa Chapter (ICPA-Africa) and Executive Committee Member of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), representing Sub-Saharan Africa between 2012 and 2016.

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