From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has agreed to partner with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to create conducive environment for people to enjoy rights without discrimination.
Kaduna State Commandant of the corps, Alhaji Modu Bunu, revealed this when a delegation from the NHRC led by Mr. Terngu Gwar, paid him a courtesy visit in kaduna yesterday.
According to Bunu, NSCDC is determined to ensuring law and order, stating that the corps is ready to partner with any lawful organization whose focus is to maintain orderliness and justice in the state.
Earlier in a remark, leader of the delegation and Chief Research Officer, Terngu Gwar, explained that the call was aimed at seeking NSCDC partnership to advance the course of human rights promotion, protection and enforcement in the State.
As a commission, the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights of Nigerians is the focus of the commission, the leader stated.
The team leader expressed optimism of the accessibility and spread of the corps in the state, thereby making it an enviable stakeholder to facilitate the enforcement mechanism of the commission.
He decried that increasing levels of human rights violations in Nigeria is an indication of people’s lack of respect for legal institutions saddled with the responsibilities of human rights promotion, protection and enforcement
Gwar noted with dismay the way people act with impunity by taking laws into their hands, adding that such experiences made the visit and request for partnership imperative.
He maintained that the strategy is to address the widening gaps in human rights service delivery in collaborating with the corps.