Address Ill-treatment of youths by foreign companies, Association tells NHRC

Funmi Lawrence

The Nigerian Youth Organisation (NYO) has called on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to critically look into the ill treatment melted on Nigerians at the BN ceramic Nigeria Limited, Kogi. State.

Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, President of the organisation made this known in Abuja on Thursday when presenting the complaint received Fr the staff of the company to the commission.

“ There are some issues regarding the Chinese company in Kogi state and we are here to present our issues to the commission based on human rights violations Nigerian received from the Chinese company.

“We have met with the commission and happy with their response about the issues. They have told us that they will meet the top management of that company to address these issues.

Abubakar added that the Public Complaint Commission had also been briefed on the development and were already on investigative missions to the company to address the issues.

Also. Mr Habeeb Muhammed, President, Pan African United Youth Development Network expressed concern over the injustice and irregularities perpetrated by the company on Nigerian youths doing their legitimate work in the company.

Muhammad was optimistic that there would be light at the end of the tunnel as those concerned would be get justice.

“These youths that reported to the organisation are our members and it behooves on us to look at their rights.

“ We want to alert relevant authorities to swing into actions to look into the plight of the youths,” he said.

Responding, Alhaji Musa Salihu, Director, Economic,Social and Cultural Rights in the commission said that the complaint had been received and would be treated accordingly.

Salihu said the commission would investigate the matter by listening to the other their side of the story and address the situation.

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