The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof. Bem Angwe has called on the Nigerian Legislature to proactively enact laws that seek to protect the rights of ordinary Nigerians.
Receiving a delegation from the Benue State House of Assembly, led by the Speaker of the House, Hon. David Iorhemba, Prof. Angwe noted that adequate legal framework is required to achieve good governance which is central to the enjoyment of rights.
Prof. Angwe reminded the legislators of his earlier call on State Houses of Assembly to forward copies of all pending and future bills before them to the Commission for vetting, adding that the purpose is to promote good governance.
‘If there is good governance, our hospitals are well equipped, our roads are in good shape and our schools provide qualitative education then there will be less violation of peoples’ rights”.
The Executive Secretary called for synergy between the law makers and the NHRC to improve the lots of Nigerians.
The NHRC, the Speaker reiterated, is a creation of the law and therefore deserve the support of all Nigerians. According to him, it is the duty of the legislature to ensure that the NHRC discharges its constitutional obligations without hindrances.
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