Nigerians urged to collaborate with government and civil society to strengthen human rights

The National Information Officer, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos, Oluseyi Soremekun, has called on Nigerians to collaborate with the government, the civil society and other stakeholders to strengthen human rights and promote peace in the country.

Speaking at the eighth year anniversary of the death of one of Nigeria’s foremost human rights campaigners, Late Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti, yesterday in Lagos, Soremekun enjoined Nigerians to respect and uphold human rights even within the space they occupy: in homes, offices, and communities. ‘Resolve in your heart to respect the rights of whoever you come across in your daily activities’, he implored.

NIO, Oluseyi Soremekun speaks at the event.

NIO, Oluseyi Soremekun speaks at the event.

The National Information Officer noted that Human rights remained the foundation of peace. ‘The peace of a society’, according to him, ‘is predicated upon the level of adherence to human rights, fairness and justice that prevails in such a society.’
He added that Campaign for Democracy (CD), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) established by Late Ransome-Kuti, was one of the partners of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), especially in the areas of human rights and democratic governance.
In her remarks, the President of Campaign for Democracy and Women Arise, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, called on Nigerian youths and the civil society to emulate the late Ransome-Kuti’s selfless service to the masses especially in defence of their human rights.