“Abeg you o!
Make you hear me well, well.
Abeg you o!
Make you hear me very well.
HUMAN RIGHTS na my property
So, therefore, you can’t dash me my property.
HUMAN RIGHTS na my property”
-Fela Anikulapo Kuti, 1938 -1997
Nigerian Music Legend.
CASER-Citizens’ Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights works to promote human rights and better living standards in Nigeria. CASER seeks collaboration from NGOs, CSOs, FBOs and individuals in its application for the sum of $20 million grant for an acceptable proposal under the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE) Programme of USAID NIGERIA.
CASER is submitting a Proposal on the theme of “Citizen Participation and Oversight on Privitization of Public Utilities”. CASER, in its policy of transparency and inclusive advocacy, therefore, welcomes smart thoughts, ideas, criticisms and contributions in support of its proposal. All supporting persons and organisations shall form a team for the purpose of the application and subsequently execute the project collectively should CASER wins the grant.
All interested persons and organisations should contact CASER on:
call 08172891308, 08036286435
This is an AIT News Hour Report on the submission of CASER protest letter to the National Human Rights Commission, Headquarters, Abuja, on Monday 17th March, 2014. The protest visit was made on behalf of the victims of avoidable tragedy at all the venues of the Nigerian Immigration Aptitude Tests, held across Nigeria on Saturday 15th, 2014. The report highlights the passionate expressions of the Executive Director of CASER, Frank Tietie, who called for international sanctions against Nigerian public servants for violation of citizens’ human rights in Nigeria. CASER also, at the protest meeting, demanded the immediate sack and prosecution of the Minister of the Interior and the Comptroller General of the Immigration Service. The management of the National Human Rights Commission , led by its Executive Secretary, Prof. Bem Amgwe was quite responsive to the protest made by CASER.
CASER is grateful to all the media houses, especially AIT, Channels TV and all the Newspapers correspondents, who covered the historic event in the public interest, pro bono.
The Immigration Service and the Government of Nigeria will pay dearly for the violations of the fundamental human rights of the job seekers who died and those who suffered horrendous human indignities at all the venues of the Immigrations Aptitude test held across Nigeria on Saturday 15th, March.
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Now there is such an unholy silence from the Presidency in the face of the National calamity that has followed the Immigrations Aptitude test. There is also the most irresponsible self-justification from the Minister of Interior. The way the collective Nigerian state institutions and citizens take this matter would determine the future of Nigeria. Expectedly, by now the Minister and the top echelons of the Immigrations should have resigned or be outrightly suspended by the President. This President is unpredictable and can be very disappointing.
For us, at CASER, state affairs must cease until the madness that led to the various deaths across the country yesterday, is addressed.
In other climes, this is a basis for overthrowing a government by popular mass revolt. This government and its handlers are so inept, inebriated into stupor by corruption.
The unnecessary deaths of Nigerian citizens, yesterday, have again shown the evil mindedness of our public servants and their disregard for human rights and quality life for the citizens of Nigeria. Nigerian public servants are the most wicked and corrupt in the world. Shame!
CASER shall therefore make a formal complaint against the Nigerian government at the United Nations for acts of omission which have amounted to violations of the citizens’ fundamental human rights to life. CASER shall from Monday, 17th March, begin to canvass for international sanctions against Nigerian public servants for their disregard for citizen’s fundamental rights. Also, they shall not escape the punishment that divine retributive justice will visit upon them here on earth.