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4 Int'l J. Advanced Legal Stud. & Governance 1 (2013)

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      The Fulfillment of Key Socio-economic and

  Fundamental Rights in Nigeria: Akwa Ibom State

                            as a Paragon


                               Uko, E. J.*
                    Faculty of Law, University of Uyo, Uyo
                        Akwa Ibom State -Nigeria.
                      E-mail: unityfhrhc(at)yahoo.com

                              ABSTRACT
        This article examines the fulfillment of key socio-economic and
        Fundamental Human Rights in Nigeria, taking Akwa Ibom State as
        a noble paragon. Notable among the fundamental human rights of
        focus are the socio-economic rights to education, health care,
        housing/shelter, and food/water. The article equally delves into the
        extent of protection and fulfillment of the rights of the most
        vulnerable members of society, including the aged women, and
        children, in accord with the dictates of international human rights
        law. The paper then weighs the fulfillment of the above rights in a
        legal balance, noting the security situation in Akwa Ibom State
        and the entire Niger Delta Region in the light of the provisions of
        international human rights documents on the rights to security and
        security of the human person as necessary adjunct to peace, stability,
        economic progress and human growth. Noting that the right to
        security/security of the human person cuts across the provisions of
        the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, (ICCPR)
        first generation of rights and second/third generation of human
        rights. The paper indepthly examines how a relegation to the
        background of the right to security of the human person can
        singularly render nugatory other achievements or progressive
        developments in terms of promotion, protection and fulfillment of
        other categories of rights. Despite the security challenges, which
        have become not just a state, or national challenge but also a global
        problem, the paper however scores the present administration of
        Akwa Ibom State (under Governor Godswill Akpabio), very highly
        for the visionary strides in terms of fulfillment of basic socio-
        economic rights and responsiveness to the needs and rights of
        children, women and the elderly.
        Keywords: Key socio-economic, Fundamental Human Rights, Akwa
        Ibom State

                           INTRODUCTION
The present government ofAkwa Tbom State, under the leadership of Governor
Godswill ObotAkpabio has made some landmark strides towards promotion,
protection and fulfillment of basic fundamental human rights in Akwa Ibom

International Journal of Advanced Legal Studies and Governance, Vol. 4, No. 1, April. 2013  1

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