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Switzerland’s Human Rights Commission Appoints NATCOM Acting DG, Adejare Commissioner

ABUJA – The Transnational Intergovernmental Organization, International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) Switzerland, has appointed the Acting Director-General of the National Commission Against the Proliferation of Arms, Light Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism (NATCOM), Ambassador Adejare Nurudeen Adegbenro and President of the Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN), Dr. Kingsley Nwokoma as Commissioners with immediate effect.

This was contained in a press statement by the Commission’s Ambassador-at-Large and Head of Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Duru Hezekiah, made available by its Head of Media and Strategic Communications Mr. Fidelis Onakpoma at Abuja on Thursday 7 December 2023.

The Ambassador-at-Large said the Secretary-General of the International Human Rights Commission-IHRC Prof. Rafal Marcin Wasik has long approved their appointments to serve as Commissioners with IHRC following a satisfactory background check on them which came out positive.

He emphasized that the new Commissioners will play a pivotal role in advancing the future of the organization, fostering international collaborations, and providing strategic guidance on matters of global significance. We are confident that their unique insights and expertise will greatly benefit our Organization and help us achieve our global objectives, he added.

Dr. Duru Hezekiah described the appointments as part of the fulfillment of the Secretary-General’s commitment to engendering initiatives on peace and security, democracy, human rights, development, and sustainable economic growth in Nigeria through the IHRC Europe-Africa Cooperation Agenda, adding that Ambassador Adejare Nurundeen and Dr. Kingsley Nwokoma will through their experiences contribute significantly to achieving the Agenda.

While urging the newly appointed Commissioners to be committed to the duties of their offices, he reaffirmed the readiness of the organization to offer intergovernmental platforms for communications, observation missions, and participation in promoting the culture of peace in the discharge of their duties.

“IHRC will join forces with the stakeholders and institutions to facilitate a continental approach towards peace and security, democracy, human rights, development, and sustainable economic growth in Africa, where the human rights of people will be fully protected”, he hinted.

Meanwhile, the Commissioners are to be decorated at the IHRC Diplomatic Office Abuja on a disclosable date to be made available soon.

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