The national human rights commission (NHRC), says the federal government has approved an action plan, to attain international standard in terms of promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights.
The state coordinator national human rights commission (NHRC), kano office, Alhaji Shehu Abdullahi made the indication to radio Nigeria.
He explained that, the action plan is a framework for sustained and coordinated ways for the country to monitor, promote and protect human rights in the next five years.
Shehu Abdullahi maintained that, it is also aimed at providing an audit of the human rights situation in Nigeria, through identifying areas in need of improvement.
The coordinator however stressed that, the action plan would serve as a commitment, in short and long run, which can be adopted to build and entrench a culture of human rights, for the development of the nation.
He said, as a policy document of the federal government, it was developed through the engagement of government ministry, departments, agencies, private sector more especially civil society organizations, and development partners.
” Nigeria has developed action plans in the past but these covers 2022 to 2026″
Shehu Abdullahi, described it as an integrated and systematic national strategy, to help realise the advancement of human rights in Nigeria.
Speaking on the rising cases of women and gender based violence in kano, he said (NHRC), received 61 complaints of alleged human rights abuses in the month of April.
The state Coordinator, hinted that, 49 of the 61 cases had been treated, while 12 are pending, saying that, 43 cases bordered on women and gender, five on civil and political rights, unlawful arrest and detention.
According to him, five of the cases received during the period under review are on abandonment of family responsibility, domestic violence, rape.
“The remaining eight cases are on access to children, labour right among others”,he said.
He added that, the Commission also mediates on marital conflicts between couples and families.