According to Vanguard News, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the interior minister, has urged relentless efforts to be made to ensure that the rights of prisoners in all of Nigeria be advocated for, monitored, and upheld.
This request was made yesterday in Abuja during a high-level official visit from the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).
In order to guarantee the protection of human rights in Nigeria, the federal government and international human rights organizations are anticipated to further deepen their cooperation as a result of the IHRC summit.
Aregbesola stressed the significance of safeguarding fundamental human rights as outlined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) during his speech at the occasion.
He said that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and decency, including prisoners, and that their rights must always be upheld.
Aregbesola emphasized that the government is dedicated to safeguarding the rights of every person within its authority, including prisoners.
In order to defend the dignity of those whose rights are violated and to bring about a return to normalcy, the IHRC has a significant role to play in Nigeria, the Minister continued.
The group was led by Dr. Duru Hezekiah, Head of the IHRC Nigeria's Diplomatic Mission, who stated that the goal of the visit was to collaboratively explore potential opportunities for cooperation in developing close ties.
He praised the government's efforts to uphold human rights and promised the IHRC will assist in reaching this objective.
"We are here to strengthen our partnership with the Nigerian government in the area of human rights protection and to collaborate towards achieving a common goal of upholding human rights," Hezekiah added.
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