The National Human Rights Commission Visits Abia State Ministry of Homeland Security. The Commission was led by Barr. Uche Nwaokocha, the state director, Barr. Obinna Maduforo, Mr.Osondu Chimaroke and Mr. Uche Dike to the ministry.
The Commission were in the ministry to discuss some burning issues bothering on Human Rights Violation in Abia State. The Commissioner, Hon.Prince Dan Okoli had a fruitful discussion with the team, discribed their coming as timely.
The Human Rights Violation in our society is alarming and needs collaboration with Stakeholders to ensure human rights violation are reduced if not eliminated and that forms part of the visit of the Human Rights Commission to the Ministry of Homeland Security, Abia State.
Highlight of the discussion were ways to eliminate extra judicial killings Prolonged detention of persons over minor civil cases, Domestic violence, Rape and child abuses. Also Herdsmen attacks on farmers and farmlands, also the need to set up a human rights desk within the ministry to deal with these issues as quick as they arise.
Violence and conflict undermine sustainable development. Human rights violations are the root causes of conflict and insecurity which, in turn, invariably result in further violations of human rights. As such, action to protect and promote human rights has inherent preventive power while rights-based approaches to peace and security bring this power to efforts for sustainable peace.
We can help to sustain both peace and development by showing how applying human rights norms can address grievances, reduce inequality and build resilience.
Present at the meeting includes, The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Homeland Security Mr. Chigozie Ubani, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Intelligence Prince Tony Izim and other directors in the Ministry of Homeland Security.