National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)


Type: Agency

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The Agency

Past Officials of the Agency

  • Staff size n/a
  • Revenues (IGR) n/a
  • Budget Allocation () ₦847,949,987.00
  • Recurrent Expenditure ₦747,949,987.00
  • Capital Expenditure ₦100,000,000.00

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Establishment Act


Areas of statutory responsibilities and functions

(a) deal with all matters relating to the protection of human rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and other International Treaties on human rights to which Nigeria is a signatory;

(b) monitor and investigate all alleged cases of human rights violation in Nigeria and make appropriate recommendation to the President for the prosecution and such other actions as it may deem expedient in each circumstance;

(c) assist victims of human rights violation and seek appropriate redress and remedies on their behalf;

(d) undertake studies on all matters pertaining to human rights and assist the Federal Government in the formulation of appropriate policies on the guarantee of human rights;

(e) publish, from time to time, reports on the state of human rights protection in Nigeria;

(f) organise local and international seminars, workshops and conferences on human rights issues for public enlightrnent;

(g) liaise and co-operate with local and international organisations on human rights with the purpose of advancing the promotion and protection of human rights;

(h) participate in all international activities relating to the promotion and protection of human rights;

(i) maintain a library, collect data and disseminate information and materials on human rights generally; and

(j) carry out all such other functions as are necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions under its Act.

  1. Women and Gender Matters
  2. Children
  3. Corruption & Good Governance
  4. Police, Prison & Other Detention Centres
  5. Environment and Niger-Delta
  6. Education
  7. Freedom of Religion and Belief
  8. Torture, Extra-Judicial, Summary & Arbitrary Executions
  9. Law Reform and Law Review
  10. Independence of the Judiciary and Access to Justice
  11. Labour
  12. Food and Shelter
  13. Communal Conflict & Other Related Violence
  14. Health
  15. Freedom of Expression and the Media
  16. People with Disabilities
Addresses/Contact info of offices in all States and in FCT

North East
No.4, Bama Road, Opp. University Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri.
Telephone: 076-230360
Hot Line: 08076974382

Plot 313, New Hospital Road, Opp. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Gyedi-Gyedi, Kano.
Telephone: 064-668729
Hot Line: 08075383187

Plot 12677, Laminga, Lierty Dam Road, Rikkos Village Opp. National Civic Registration Center, Jos - Plateau State.
Telephone: 08033296152
Hot Line: 08072449323

No 3, Ezeagu Street, New Haven, Enugu.
Telephone: 042-256211
Hot Line: 08072763456

3rd Floor, Old National Assembly Building, Glass House, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Telephone: 01-8506708
Hot Line: 08054707559

Plot H, Block 157, N0 203, Bonny Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Telephone: 084-240123
Hot Line: 08056513203

NHRC Help lines
0807 709 1123
0807 709 1124
0807 709 1126
0807 569 7449