Amnesty International Nigeria held its second annual human rights debate at Baze University, Abuja, aiming to deepen the understanding of human rights among students and promote their integration into university settings.

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Gifty Nnaji from Bowen University, Osun State, emerged as the winner of Amnesty International Nigeria’s 2024 Intervarsity Human Rights Debate. The second-place winner was Abdul Habeeb Korede from the University of Ibadan, while Enebechi Obumneme Joel from Enugu State University of Science and Technology secured third place.

Isa Sanusi, the Country Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, highlighted that the debate is part of their initiatives to promote human rights education and involve young people in the human rights movement. He emphasized that the event aims to foster a culture of debate and equip young people with a strong understanding of human rights, enabling them to contribute to a more respectful and just Nigeria.

This year’s debate saw participation from twelve universities across Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones, including the University of Lagos, Bowen University, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Cross River State University, University of Calabar, Landmark University, Adamawa State University, Ahmadu Bello University, University of Nigeria Nsukka, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.

Sanusi reiterated that the debate is part of Amnesty International’s efforts to empower Nigerian youth by enhancing their knowledge of human rights and their debating skills. “As a human rights organization, we will continue to engage with Nigerian youth through innovative ways,” he stated.



Victoria Ibiama