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WHD: Ojukwu Advocates Humanitarian Assistance For Nigerians

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The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Chief Tony Ojukwu has called on well-meaning Nigerians to become Humanitarians to address pressing issues for persons confronted with challenges all over the world.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Director Corporate Affairs and External Linkages Mr Agharese Arase in Abuja.

According to the statement, Chief Ojukwu who stated this on the occasion of this year’s WHD, called on Nigerians to reflect on the global challenges that communities around the world face, admonishing that it is imperative for them to unite in their efforts to address the critical humanitarian issues confronting them as a nation.

It however noted that the recent removal of fuel subsidy has created untold hardship to majority of Nigerians especially the low-income earners, making them in need of humanitarian assistance as they are no longer able to provide for some basic needs of life, resulting in job losses, depression, violent reactions and increased poverty.

The statement says that the Executive Secretary said the theme of this year’s commemoration “No Matter What” is very significant as it serves as a reminder that compassion, solidarity and support transcend all obstacles in addressing humanitarian needs, emphasizing that no challenge is insurmountable when humanity unites.

It stresses that, Chief Ojukwu said the WHD provides an opportunity to recognize the tireless efforts of humanitarian workers who selflessly dedicate their lives to alleviating sufferings and providing assistance to vulnerable population regardless of challenges they face.

The statement emphasizes that the Human Rights Boss maintained that the well-being of every individual is intrinsically linked to the well-being of the entire humanity.

It emphatically stresses that the Senior Advocate of Nigeria is using the opportunity of this year’s commemoration to call on governments, civil society organizations and individuals to work collaboratively in addressing issues such as poverty, conflict, displacement, and environmental degradation confronting less privileged Nigerians.

The statement stresses that fostering a culture of empathy, understanding, and active engagement to address humanitarian crisis can ensure that the principles of human rights remain at the forefront of our actions.

It however, used this medium to pay tribute to humanitarian heroes who lost their lives in providing selfless services to humanity all over the world.


Written by: Elizabeth David

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