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Wednesday, 21st October, 2020
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#EndSARS: Falz asks Presidency to reconstitute NHRC governing council
Oct 15, 2020
Source: CEOAFRICA News: Reported by- Joy Onuh

Popular Nigeria singer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has urged the President, Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the governing council of the National Human Right’s Commission.

Falz’s open letter was addressed to the president via his verified social media account, titled “Request for reconstitution of the governing council of the national human rights commission for the discharge of its functions with respect to cases of human rights violations in Nigeria.”

According to him, the Human Rights Commission as stated by the body’s constitution has the right to “receive complaints and investigate all alleged cases of human rights violations in Nigeria and make appropriate recommendations to the President.”

In the lights of this, Falz stated that the “commission need not set up another panel for the exercise of its functions,” thereby negating the need for an independent panel as earlier stated by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina.

He added that human rights abuse has aggravated in the country because the “National Human Rights Commission has remained without the Governing Council since 2015.”

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