My right to freedom from discrimination (Introduction)

  • Introduction

For Naija to fit achieve national co-operation to dey solve problems of economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and for us to dey promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedom and make pesin no dey diffrentate from race, sex, language, or religion, n aim make our right to freedom from discrimination must dey guarante.

The universal declaration of human rights[1] support this rights as foundation of freedom, justice and peace for this  world”.[2] Aricle one of the Declaration come talk sey:

Na everybody dem born free and equal for dignity and rights. Dem dey reason and get Conscience and dem suppose act towards one another for spirit of brotherhood.

 

Discrimination na one way to violate pesin rights”[3] and dis don destroy lives and properties.

Section 42 for our 1999 come talk sey:

 

Naija citizen wey come from a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion no go-

  • Dey subjected to disabilities or restrictionsuntop which citizens of Nigeria for other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religion or political opinionsno dey subject to; or
  • Make dem any privilege or advantage wey dem no give other Naija citizen wey come from other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religion or get political opinion.

 

Our constitution come talk again about how important e be make we no dey discriminate against another. Section 15(2) come talk sey “make we encourage national integration but make we no discriminate becos of place of origin, sex, religion, status, ethnic or language association or ties.”

We dey always talk am for Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative sey no body choose where dem born am o. we just grow up come discover sey na one  town, villages, states or name we dey bear. We no suppose hate another pesin bcos he no come from our village or bcos no be our parent born am.. make we no dey discriminate either by action even govment dem no suppose discrminate.

 

[1] 10 December 1948, A.G Re. 217 A(iii), Doc. N.U. A/8/10 (1948)

[2] Kehinde M. Mowoe Constitutional law in Nigeria 2008 Malthouse Law Books . p 499

[3] Gasiokwu M.O.U. ,Human Rights. History Ideology and law, (CA FAB Education books, Jos Nigeria 2003) p. 224