Kwara govt. reaffirms commitment to educate people on their rights

The Kwara State Government says it is committed and will support any organisation that will educate and orientate the people on their rights.

The State Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi made this assertion on Thursday in Ilorin while receiving a team from the National Human Rights Commission in his office.

Alabi said the Commission was very important as many Nigerians did not know their rights and when violated, they just grieved at home.

He said that the Commission was saddled with essential responsibility that dealt with human beings, hence the state government would look into how to assist it.

Alabi pledged that human rights would be given due respect in the state, while calling on the Commission to collaborate with relevant agencies to achieve its objectives of spreading the gospel of human rights.

Earlier, the State Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission, Mrs Jumoke Olaoye said the Commission, established in 1995, was to protect, promote and enforce human rights among others.

Olaoye said the Commission had been collaborating with other agencies to execute some of its assignments.

She appealed to the State Government to come to its aid in the areas of sponsorship, accessible accommodation for the physically challenged and mobility among others.

Olaoye said this would assist the Commission in discharging its duties, especially to the indigent and people at the grassroots. 

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