✕ CLOSE Online Special City News Entrepreneurship Environment Factcheck Everything Woman Home Front Islamic Forum Life Xtra Property Travel & Leisure Viewpoint Vox Pop Women In Business Art and Ideas Bookshelf Labour Law Letters

Youth Hub Africa Holds Human Rights Workshop In Oyo

CSP Afeez Oyekan, a representative of the Nigerian Police Force in Oyo State, has charged citizens to be proactive in playing their parts in the…

CSP Afeez Oyekan, a representative of the Nigerian Police Force in Oyo State, has charged citizens to be proactive in playing their parts in the security of lives and property in their communities.

Oyekan also said that the community should first accept the police as part of the larger community and see them as friends and partners in progress.

She said this at a two-day sensitisation conference, ‘You Matter in this Matter,’ organised by YouthHubAfrica and implemented by Onelife Initiative for Human Development in Oyo State.

Vehicle Inspection Officers speaking at the event

The program, which took place on June 1 and 2, was meant to teach participants about human rights violations and how to stop them.

The 107 participants at the event were able to talk about how dangerous it is when law enforcement agencies violate people’s rights.

On the second day, representatives of the police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Western Nigerian Security Network (Amotekun), the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), and the Public Complaints Commission spoke to the participants about human rights violations.

Participants sharing their views at the event

Educating the participants on the ethics of the Amotekun, Rt. Col. Olayinka Adeyanju, Oyo State Commandant of the network, stated that their operatives are not allowed to dabble in civil matters.

He also said that they are not permitted to take bribes or solicit funds to carry out their duties. He added that in cases where an operative of the network is found culpable, they are usually dealt with.

Some participants at the event

Adedeji Victor Temitope and Ojo Babatunde Williams, the NHRC representatives at the event, asked the participants to report cases of human rights violations to the NHRC in Oyo State.

Other law enforcement agencies present enlightened the participants on what they do and how to reach them to report cases.

This project is implemented across the country by YouthHubAfrica with support from Onelife Initiative for Human Development, Cedar Seed Foundation and Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ).

This report was produced through the ‘You Matter in this Matter’ Project being implemented by YouthHubAfrica, Onelife Initiative, Cedar Seed Foundation and FIJ, with support from Voice Nigeria.

Are you currently earning in Naira but need salary/earnings in Dollars? You have an opportunity to earn as much as $10,000 (₦9.2 million naira) monthly. Click here to get evidence.

%d bloggers like this: