Prospects for the Realization of Human Rights: Rural Nigeria in Perspective

Matthew Adefi Olong


The article examines the fact that the realization and enjoyment of human rights in the rural majority in Nigeria has remained a myth. The urban dwellers may have had some measure of the enjoyment of the rights. But same cannot be said of the rural majority. The article reiterates that most civilized of states therefore is not one which has constitutionally provided for these rights perse but one which has adequate machinery and constitutional safeguards for the protection, enforcement and enjoyment or realization of these rights. In this wise, the article suggests ways of realizing these rights in rural Nigeria.

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