The Kano State Government has reinforced its commitment to human rights, with a focus on education and other social programmes.
This was revealed by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kano State, Barr. Haruna Isa Dederi, during the opening ceremony of the Fourth Cycle of the United Nations UPR Engagement with Stakeholders, organized by Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Monday at Tahir Guest Palace.
Dederi, who represented governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, said that the state respects Human Rights, and that the government has been making several efforts to enhance the reforms, implementation of human rights activities in the state.
“Efforts like paying school fees for the indigent, offering school feeding programmes, providing uniforms to encourage and reduce the out-of-school children,” he said.
He added that the state government will continue to provide all necessary support towards uplifting Human Rights activities in the state.
While speaking, the secretary of the Nigeria 4th cycle UPR inter ministerial committee, Princess F. Chukwani, said the aim of the stakeholders engagement is to collect and collate information on the human rights situation in Nigeria for the Forth Cycle Review.
She said Nigeria is due to submit its fourth UPR report to the UN in October and review its human rights situation at the UN in the first quarter of 2024.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process that assesses the human rights records of all UN member states.