Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Onobun, has charged stakeholders in the state to always come up with tenable ideas saying that the legislature is ready to partner with anyone who proffers such good ideas that can be enacted as laws and would impact positively on the generality of the people of the state.
He made the charge on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day 2020 hosted in Benin City by the Network of Civil Society Organisations of Nigeria(NOCSON).
Going forward on the theme – Recover better – stand up for human rights – the speaker, who was the Special Guest of Honour but was represented by one of aides, Michael Ayemere Junior, gave thumbs up to the efforts of the frontline workers deployed to the different areas during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic some months ago.
In his welcome address, Emmanuel Ogbidi, the President of NOCSON, said: “The journey to recover all we have lost to human rights abuses must start now as this year’s theme – Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights is apt to address same and stem the tides of human rights violations.”
Comrade Austin Osakue, the Guest Speaker at the occasion, asserted that “for us to recover better there must be inclusion. We must drag those falling behind along with us in order to recover better.
“A society that wants to recover better must be concerned about those who are lagging behind. For us to recover better we must find out the current condition of those who suffered during the period of the covid-19 pandemic.”
According to him, “to recover better let us ensure that anything similar to endsars does not happen again.”