The Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi will be honoured with the National Human Rights Commission Leadership Award on Human Rights on Thursday. This is said to be part of activities to celebrate the Human Rights Day in Abuja.
The award, according to the NHRC’s Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu, is in recognition of the policy and institutional reforms introduced by the Fayemi-led government to promote and protect thb human rights.
The event will also feature an international conference on the future of human rights and it’ll be attended by human rights practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
The Fayemi administration which is reputed for the protection and promotion of human rights through policies and legal actions like the Gender Based Violence (GBV) law, Child Rights law; opening of sex offenders register also with monthly payment stipends to elderly citizens through the state’s social security scheme.
The Ekiti state Government has recently commissioned a sexual assault referral centre for victims of GBV and a vocational learning centre for victims of domestic abuses.