Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria has honoured a former federal lawmaker, Prince Ned Nwoko, for sponsoring bills that promote human rights, including the National Public Funds Recovery and Reward bill that gave birth to the whistle blowing policy in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
The group also listed other notable legislations Nwoko initiated which it said, “Have helped in the promotion of good governance and protection of the human rights of Nigerians. “
A statement by HURIWA’s Senior Programme Manager, Mrs. Ogom Kifordu, said: “We have singled out Prince Nwoko with pride for the volume and quality of the bills he sponsored which have made a positive impact on good governance in Nigeria.”
It said Nwoko was nominated in the category of Good Governance and was voted for through public acclamation, adding that he (Nwoko) sponsored over 22 bills among which were NYSC reform bill, the National Disabled People bill, the Compulsory Vehicle Road Worthiness test, Prohibition of Corporal Punishment bill, among others.