9 December 2021
10:00 - 11:30
Virtual Event | Organised by International Committee On Nigeria (ICON)
| Held in USA in English
Contact details: [email protected]
Advancing respect for human rights
Nigeria is in trouble. As Boko Haram/ISWAP continues their jihadist agenda, the Fulani militants have increased attacks, kidnappings, and killings across Nigeria, the typical Nigerian is losing hope in their government’s ability to protect their way of life. Appeals for accountability, critics of the government, and general voices of oppostion are being thwarted, silenced, or ignored by the Nigerian government. Unclear media laws, social media lockdowns, and government impunity continue to oppress the human rights of Nigerians. Compounding the problem is the diminishing global accountability, specifically when the US government removes Nigeria from the list of Country of Particular Concern (CPC). Nigerians need hope and respect for their individual human rights and for their voices to be heard from the local to the national level.