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Oyo Commisioner Tasks NHRC on Campaign against Child Abuse

Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon.Bimbo Kolade has tasked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Oyo State branch to focus their campaign on Child Abuse and other vices affecting the rights of the citizens as whole.

Hon. Kolade stated this while receiving the management team of the National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC), Oyo State branch who paid him a courtesy call in his Office at the State’s Secretariat, Ibadan.

He disclosed that Oyo State Government has enacted the Child rights law which meant to protect fundamental human rights of the Children in the State; hence, there is need for the Commission to complement this laudable achievement by sensitizing every citizen on how best to seek redress when their rights are being violated.

The Commissioner admonished the commission to extend their campaign to all the nooks and crannies of the State especially to the people at the grassroots who might not be acquitted with their fundamental human rights.

In her remarks, Oyo State coordinator, National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC), Mrs. Oyindamola Bamgbose (Esq.) said the visitation was meant to seek the support of Oyo State Government in order to reduce the rate of violence against Children in Oyo State.

Bamgbose stressed further that the commission is committed to protect the fundamental Human Rights of the Citizens as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and International human rights treaties.

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