By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
As Nigeria joins the rest of the global community to mark the 2022 World Humanitarian Day (WHD), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) urges citizens to be advocates of humanitarian services, particularly with the high scale violence and the attendant humanitarian issues in parts of the country.
Executive Secretary of the Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu who gave this advice this in Abuja on the eve of the 2022 World Humanitarian Day.
Tony Ojukwu stated this in a released sent by Fatimah Agwai Mohammed, Deputy Director Public Affairs.
He said with the the record high insecurity manifesting in form of armed banditry, kidnappings, killings, communal conflicts, farmers/herders clashes and displacements, saying “National Human Rights Commission cannot afford to leave humanitarian protection in the hands of aids workers alone.
Dandal Kura Radio International reports that the lead Human Rights Defender in Nigeria observed the international partners such as UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF, UNODC, EU, USAID, ICRC, OHCHR etc and relevant Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been grappling with the huge humanitarian duties in the country.