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National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Act, 1995 in line with the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations which enjoins all member States to establish Human Rights Institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights. The Commission serves as a mechanism for the enhancement of the enjoyment of human rights. Its establishment is aimed at creating an enabling environment for extra-judicial recognition, promotion and protection and enforcement of human rights, treaty obligations and providing a forum for public enlightenment and dialogue on human rights issues thereby limiting controversy and confrontation.
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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Contact Information for  National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

No.19, Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
PO Box 444-Garki
Maitama, Abuja Capital Territory

Phone Number: +(234)-9-4135274
Fax Number: 080-7569-7436, 080-7569-7449
Contact Name: Executive Secretary/CEO

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