The US Consulate in Nigeria has promised a better human rights deal for Nigerians. This is coming at a period when the country is grappling with insurgency and other human rights abuses.
The new Political Officer and Head of the human rights section at the United States Consulate in Nigeria, Janine Lewis gave the indication on Monday October 18 during a courtesy call on foremost human rights lawyer, and the immediate past National President of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, Malachy Ugwummadu at his Chambers in Surulere, Lagos.
Janine observed that the relationship between Nigeria and the US has always been predicated on shared interests and mutual respect, taking into account the sovereignty of both countries. Also discussed was the experiences of the Nigerian Youths during the End SARS protests across the country and how the intervention of the United States through the various Judicial Panels of Investigation doused the tension generated.
Janine reckons that Ugwummadu has been very active in the human rights struggle in Nigeria, and she will appreciate a sustained interface and collaboration on human rights issues.
Responding, the human rights activist and lawyer, Malachy emphasized that such robust collaborations and cooperation with the general diplomatic community, the US Consulate inclusive have always been an enduring experience in the human rights, pro-democracy community as well.