As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, Amnesty International Nigeria has advanced an eight-point call to action on the federal government that will engender a secure and progressive nation.
In a line of tweets on its handle, @AmnestyNigeria, the human rights and justice campaigners urged the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to make it a point of duty to end all forms of violence against women and girls and protect the rights of children.
Furthermore, Amnesty Nigeria tasked the federal government to ensure accountability for the Niger Delta clean up and secure economic, social and cultural rights.
Decrying that the nation continued to face worsening human rights crisis across the country, the group calls for an end to torture, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial executions.
Similarly, Amnesty Nigeria also asked that the death penalty be abolished and that all death sentences be commuted.
It, therefore, prayed for the protection of the civic space, improvement of the operating environment for human rights defenders and the guarantee of freedom of expression.
“It is important to note at this time that despite Nigeria’s overwhelming ratification of human rights treaties and commitments at international and regional level, Nigeria continues to face worsening human rights crisis across the country,” the tweets further read.