A non-governmental organisation, Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), has commended the National Human Rights Commission for supporting its work on human rights promotion since 2012.
Executive Director of CASER, Mr Frank Tietie, also commended the media, the Centre for Democracy and Development and Amnesty International Nigeria for their support.
Titie gave the commendation in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja in which he also said that this year’s Human Rights Musical Fiesta would hold on Dec. 10 as it was done every year.
The fiesta holds annually to coincide with the UN declaration of Dec. 10 every year as the International Human Rights Day to commemorate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
“In 2016, we at CASER created the human rights fiesta, an evening event that combines the cultural art forms of music, singing, dancing and the spoken word to re-enact the human rights message.
“It is also to increase the consciousness and understanding of human rights in personal terms, among the generality of Nigerians.
“The first edition of the musical fiesta in 2017 featured the legendary Ras Kimono of blessed memory and Orits Wiliki, both foremost Nigerian rights crusaders who used their music to promote respect for human rights.
“And since then, we have kept the tradition with the support of individuals and groups,’’ Tietie stated.
He said CASER relied much on the help and support of other organisations to start and sustain the annual fiesta.
He added that CASER had resolved to continue to raise rights consciousness in Nigerians by continuing in the fiesta tradition since observation of human rights would ensure peace and prosperity of Nigeria.
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