Tony Ojukwu the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission said experience required to excel in one’s set goals will be gotten on the job and strengthened with further research and learning.
Ojukwu made this statement while addressing the Chairperson and Members of the Commission’s Governing council at their ongoing retreat in Abuja.
Ojukwu outlined the issues to be addressed in the retreat as structure & strategy, institutional and procedural framework, performance improvement and reforms, human right promotion and agenda setting.
Ojukwu while thanking partner organizations of the NHRC said such partnership made the job of the Commission even more seamless.
Prof Muhammad Tabiu, the pioneer Executive Secretary for the National Human Rights Commission NHRC while speaking on the challenges faced by the NHRC at inception said that the commission which was established in 1995 during the military era was plagued with unfavorable political atmosphere, poor funding, among others.
He said the commission was established to serve as a bridge between the government, it’s citizens and intentional communities.
Participants at the event expressed enthusiasm on the success of the event, saying that the event will help in preparing them for the task ahead
The retreat which began on Monday and will last for five days is the first council/management retreat of the fifth Governing Council of the National Human Right Commission. The retreat which is slated to end on Friday, seeks to provide a platform for Members of the governing body to understand the operations of the commission.