The Commission


The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Commission Act 1995 (as amended) in line with Resolution 48/134 of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member states to establish independent National Institutions for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights.
The Commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the enhancement of the respect for and enjoyment of human rights. It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research and dialogue in order to raise awareness on human rights issues.
The Executive Secretary - Mr Tony Ojukwu The Commission is headed by the Executive Secretary who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
There are six departments in the administrative structure of the Commission namely: Admin, LID, Finance and Accounts, Public Affairs and Communications, Planning, Research and Statistics, and Monitoring and External Programmes.
There are three Units under the Executive Secretary's Office, namely, the Council Secretariat, Audit and Public Interest litigation Units.
The Commission also has six zonal offices representing the six geo-political zones of the country, namely; North West Zone (Kano), North East Zone (Maiduguri), North Central (Jos), South West (Lagos), South East (Enugu) and South South (Port Harcourt).

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NHRC Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu Esq at the handover of cheque to victims of Apo killing incident of 20th September 2013


Hon Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Dayo Akpata witness the handover of cheque by the incoming Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu Esq. to victims of Apo killing incident of 20th September 2013 pursuant to the orders and recommendation of NHRC panel of inquiry of 7th April, 2014.
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NORTH EAST STILL IN DIRE NEED OF HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION---NHRC


The National Human Rights Commission has observed that serious protection issues still abound particularly in the epic center of insurgency in the north east despite the degrading of insurgents by the military in the region.
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