Nigeria’s National Human Right Commission to Partner PWYP-Nigeria for National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in Nigeria

The Publish What You Pay-Nigeria (PWYP) on the 1st day of March, 2017 paid advocacy visit to the National Human Right Commission. The visit was to seek their support for integrating Human Rights into Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Post Impact Assessment (PIA) Policies in Nigeria. The grave human right violation in extractive activities is one of the key findings in the commissioned study “improving environmental impact assessment and audit processes in Nigeria – a legislative and policy review perspective”. The study was supported by CORDAID, Netherlands. Hence the advocacy visit became necessary.

The PWYP-Nigeria delegation team was received by Mrs. Ifeoma Nwakama, a lawyer and the Director, Corporate Affairs and External Linkages.  In a meeting with the PWYP-Nigeria, Mrs. Nwakama disclosed that the National Human Right Commission is working on the National Action Plan on business and human rights in Nigeria. She assured that the Commission will partner PWYP-Nigeria for the dissemination of the National Action Plan.

Audu Liberty Oseni

Communication Officer, PWYP-Nigeria