European Union -EU says support to Nigeria’s basic services will assists the country to fulfill Universal Human Rights obligations.
Head of EU delegation to Nigeria, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen made this known at the EU-Nigeria Human Rights Dialogue organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.
Ketil Karlsen said provision of basic education and health for children would form the Union’s integral plan for the promotion of human rights in Nigeria.
The Ambassador commended Federal Government’s plan to remove 100 million Nigerians out of poverty and also pledged to support the country’s ambition of addressing the issue of out of school children.
Reacting, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said the EU-Nigeria dialogue had become important for government to uphold international standards of human practice.
The minister confirmed that the present administration had directed the Human Rights Commission and Non-Governmental Organizations to engage in monitoring, tracking, respect and observances of human rights in the country.