Posted by News Express | 26 May 2017 | 1,857 times
A former member of the Federal House of Representatives from Delta State and a United Kingdom-based Maritime Lawyer, Honourable Ned Nwoko, has won the tenth year anniversary award of the foremost Non-Governmental Organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA).
In a letter dated April 20th 2017 the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, who applauded Prince Ned Nwoko for his tireless effort geared towards establishment of Africa’s and Nigeria’s first ever full sports university to be located in Delta State. HURIWA also stated that the former legislator made remarkable imprints in the human rights sector given the large volumes of bills he sponsored between 1999 and 2003, which significantly impacted on the sustenance of civil rule and respect for human rights.
The Rights group commended Nwoko for some of these great Bills, which included one that proposed the whistleblowers policy as a strategic tool to battle the scourge of corruption and economic crimes.
HURIWA had in the letter told Nwoko: “We felicitate with you on your numerous developmental and socially uplifting activities and for the numerous humanitarian ventures that your good offices through your good self has undertaken for a significant period of time.
“We are happy with your relentless zeal to bring into fruition the first ever African Sports University, which you graciously sited in your place of birth, Delta State.”
“Following the conclusion of the nomination process, we are hereby informing you that you won the hotly contested voting process which took three days on the social media which inevitably resulted on our decision to nominate you as the winner of the aforementioned maiden Human Rights Award in the category of Promotion of Good Governance.”
HURIWA, which was registered one decade ago was set up to deploy the members’ creative talents as writers to promote, protect and project the human rights of all Nigerians and other law abiding citizens resident within Nigeria among others.
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