The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, has urged members of the public to leverage on the new automated complaint-reporting database to report the various forms of human rights violations in the country.
Ojukwu stated this in Abuja at the unveiling of the automated complaint-reporting database, which he noted came into being following a robust partnership between the Commission and CLEEN Foundation.
The automated database was unveiled during a webinar meeting with stakeholders.
The automated complaint-reporting database on human rights, according to the Executive Secretary, was a real time digital platform that “provides citizens with opportunities to promptly report all forms of human rights violations involving civilians, security personnel, etc.”
He stated that the platform would, among other services, provide a strong link between key oversight agencies of government and internal mechanism within security agencies in providing quick redress to victims.
Participants at the event included the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, who was represented by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba; and, Commissioner, Police Service Commission, Rommy Mom, who represented the Chairman, Police Service Commission.
Others were the Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Dr Benson Olugbo and the Country Director, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Mr Jude Udo Iloh.
They all lauded the initiative of the Commission and CLEEN Foundation to float an automated complaint-reporting database, stating its effectiveness in reporting cases of rights violations as they arise.