From JIDAUNA YANUNG, Abuja

THE speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the 9th Assembly would give priority to issues relating to human rights.

Towards this, he said the House will work closely with the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) to ensure that the right of Nigerians are protected.

Gbajabiamila who gave the assurance recently when management of the Human Right Commission paid him a courtesy visit in his office said the House would support the commission in any way possible to enhance its work.

The speaker commended the commission for what it has been doing as a commission stressing that the House take the issue of human rights very seriously.

He tasked the commission to work closely with the House Committee on Human Right and forward a copy of the Kampala Convention on human right to the House for possible domestication.

Earlier, the executive secretary of the commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu while congratulating the speaker on his election as the speaker further stated that the Human Right Commission was concern that the Kampala convention on Human Rights has not been domesticated in Nigeria.

He added that if the House of Representatives domesticated it, that would go a long way in addressing some of the challenges internally Displaced persons (IDPS) and other Vulnerable Nigerians face.

 

 

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