Falana petitions Senate over lopsided appointment of NHRC board

By Haruna Salami

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana has petitioned the Senate lopsided appointment members the board Human Rights Commission, NHRC.

According to him “ constituting the members, no member is from the zone” adding that “three members out four representing the North West zone are from one state, ”.

He is therefore asking the Senate to look into this matter the interest and laws as established by this Senate”.

The petition was presented by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinaya Abaribe.

Ahmad Lawan, Senate President asked whether the renowned lawyer was seeking judicial remedy, but Abaribe answered the ; and Lawan therefore referred the petition to the on Judiciary, Human Rights and Matter to report back in two .

It will be recalled that President recently nominated members of the board of NHRC to Senate for confirmation and the Judiciary has already screened the nominees, awaiting confirmation.