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NHRC to train tricycle riders on human rights issues in Akwa Ibom


UYO – National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has promised to train tricycle (Keke) riders on issues of human rights promotion and protection in Akwa Ibom.
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Prof. Bem Angwe, the Executive Secretary of the commission, made the promise on Friday in Uyo while speaking with a group of tricycles riders at the commission’s office.
Angwe was in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital, to receive officially a KIA saloon car donated to the commission by Gov. Godswill Akpabio’s aide, Mr Ukpong Akpabio[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
The executive secretary said that he would commence the training session for the riders at the end of this month on the basic issues of human rights.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“By the end of this month, I will come here to lecture you on human rights issues, I will start the first lesson, I will give identity cards.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“The keke drivers in Akwa Ibom will be the people’s advocates; we are giving you handbills, emblems to preach the message of human rights.
“You are the people’s advocates, once every month, the keke people will come here for lessons on human rights,” Angwe said.
He assured the riders that human rights were not measured by class, explaining that the rights were equal for both the rich and the poor.
Angwe said that NHRC was acting like a middleman, liaising between the government and the people.
He said that as the custodian of the liberty and rights of Nigerians, NHRC was committed to empowering the people with basic knowledge of their rights.
“Today, it is our priority that every Nigerians know his or her own rights,” Angwe said.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the Tricycle Riders Association, Mr Emma Jackson, thanked the commission for rescuing them when the agents of government imposed exorbitant daily levy on them.
“We were here, we used this noble establishment to gain our rights,” Jackson said.
He said that the group will always rely on the commission to seek redress on any infringement on their rights. (NAN)

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