NGO Charges Citizens on Human Rights Education


Ugo Aliogo

The Executive Director of Crime Victims Foundation, Gloria Egbuji, has charged citizens to be well informed of their fundamental human rights. She gave the charge yesterday in Lagos at the inauguration ceremony of the Human Rights Education Centre of the foundation, Ikorodu Unit.

Egbuji who emphasised the importance knowing one’s rights said the human rights foundation programme was designed to fight Human Rights violations in Ikorodu and environs.

“Our programme is designed to enhance the safety, security, and justice of people, especially the poor. We started this programme with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and today, we have trained about 90,000, Policemen nationwide,” she added. On his part, the National Coordinator of Crime Victims Foundation, Titus Ofurum pleaded with the traditional rulers in Ikorodu and environs to join hands with crime victims’ foundation in tackling issues of injustice. “We want to call on all our traditional rulers to please join hands with the foundation in its quest to fight injustice in Ikorodu,” he said. The state coordinator of the foundation, Solomon Shogunle, urged participants at the event not to relent in fighting for their fundamental human rights. “Anywhere, you go, you must claim your right, until you speak and you are heard don’t stop”, he added.

In his remarks, Baale of Ejirin Odogunyan Chief Tajudeen Adisa, who spoke on behalf of the Baales present at the event pledged their support to the foundation its pursuit to tackle injustice in Ikorodu and its environs.

“This inauguration of human rights Centre in Ikorodu is a great initiative. On behalf of my fellow Baales here we support Crime Victims Foundation in its efforts to combat human rights violations in Ikorodu”, he said.