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NHRC To Probe Human Rights Abuse In Acquisition Of NNSC

Posted: Aug 7, 2015 at 9:54 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe, has expressed the readiness of the commission to investigate allegations of alleged expropriation of Nigerian National Salt Company (NNSC) in Delta State, as a human rights abuse allegedly committed by the Federal Government.

According to a statement signed by Fatimah Agwai Mohammad, Chief Press Officer of the commission, Angwe, made the commitment following a petition the commission received from Falana & Falana’s Chambers entitled, “Complaints Against the Federal Government of Nigeria on the Forceful Forfeiture of Shares and Properties Held By Engr. Kolawole O.

A Koiki in the New Nigeria Salt Company Ltd (NNSC) and Abuse of His Human Rights.”

The petition alleged the forceful acquisition of 45 per cent shares in the company and the entire land where the company was located without any compensation by the then Federal Military Government following the provisions of Decree 27 of 1978, which also prevented the legal owner of the property from seeking redress in the court of law.