Activists Call For Better Treatment Of Prisoners And Civil Servants

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark Human Rights Day, social activists, civil society groups and unions have advocated enforcement of fundamental human rights and protection against any form of violation.

Speaking at a press parley in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, the State Coordinator of Legal Aid, Julie Olorunfemi, called for better treatment for prisoners as well as civil servants.

According to her although enforcement of human rights in Nigeria under democracy has improved compared to what was obtainable during the military era, more still needs to be done.

She said prisoners need to be allowed to exercise their rights and not be unjustly treated.

‎The President of the Committee for the Defence of Human Right, Akin Asifat, civil servants in Nigeria should be treated right and not be treated with disdain.

He condemned the proposed plan of state government to stop the N18, 000 minimum wage, maintaining that it is against the treatment of human rights.


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