Group seeks collective effort to promote social justice system in Nigeria


Public Administration and Social Development Consult, a non-governmental organization (NGO), called for collective efforts by stakeholders to strengthen social justice in the country.

The Managing Director of Consult, which is committed to promoting social justice, Ms. Margaret Ibeku, made the call during a press conference in Abuja.

Ibeku identified lack of awareness and slow administration of justice as some of the major factors affecting Nigeria’s social justice system.

“One of the primary challenges of social justice in Nigeria is awareness.

“Most Nigerians do not even know which organizations to turn to for redress if their rights have been violated or if they are falling behind in the opportunities that should be available to them.

“The slow justice system made it seem like offenders who violated ordinary human rights had no consequences for their actions,” Ibeku said.

She said that in light of the above, the organization will partner with the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) to organize a first “Social Justice Conference and Awards” event on October 27 in Abuja.

Ibeku, who is the chairman of the National Steering Committee for the Social Justice Conference and Awards, said the inaugural event aims to promote awareness of citizens’ rights, identify the void and bridge the gap to promote the nigerian social justice system,

“This conference will bring together academics, technocrats, civil society, government officials, interest groups, students, cultural and religious interest groups, researchers and private organizations to interact and x-ray current issues bordering on social justice and good governance”.

Ibeku said the conference also covered the issue of oil and gas, internally displaced people, the housing sector and so many other sectors of the economy.

She said while the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, would deliver a keynote speech at the conference, other stakeholders including politicians would be invited to discuss. general elections of 2023.

She said the body would then present its white paper on recommendations to government and other stakeholders to promote social justice in Nigeria.

Ibeku said highlights of the occasion would include presenting awards to government ministries, agencies and departments of private organizations and individuals who had invested so much in social justice in Nigeria.

She urged Nigerians to visit her website to designate the recipients of the different categories of prizes to be awarded that day.

“We are aware that some people, organizations, with or without support, have done their best in the area of ​​social justice, human rights, justice and equity.

“These organizations will be recognized and it will be a very transparent process.

“We call on all Nigerians to participate in recognizing these people and celebrating them in a way that encourages them to do better.”

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