Poverty: NHRC Asks Tinubu To Seek Constitutional Amendment To Make Education Free

…. As Commission Engages Stakeholders

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked President Bola Tinubu to seek amendment of the 1999 constitution to enforce the economic, social and cultural rights of the country’s citizens.

The Commission believes constitutional amendment in that regard will help address high rate of poverty among other challenges facing the nation.

THE WHISTLER reports that the economic, social and cultural rights of Nigerians are enshrined in Chapter 2 of the 1999 constitution which among other things states that Government shall strive to eradicate illiteracy; and to this end, government shall as and when practicable provide free, compulsory and universal primary, secondary and university education.