Okei-Odumakin made the call at a roundtable meeting organised in her honour by the US embassy in Abuja on Wednesday.
She noted that the teaching of human right in schools would promote respect for human rights and reduce corruption in the country.
“Teaching human rights in our schools will promote respect for human rights and rule of law. We need to have a country where justice, fairness and equity thrive,” she said.
She expressed the need for governments at all levels to focus on implementation of proposed policies strengthening institutions in the country.
Okei-Odumakin also called on Nigerians to work in unity and encourage good governance by ensuring accountability at all levels of leadership.
She stressed: “Impunity has been on the rise and it has not helped matters; we must ensure that our leaders are accountable.’’
The activist also stressed the need for Nigerians to be united to rid the country of corruption and promote the image of country positively.
Okei-Odumakin was among the 10 women that were presented with the US State Department Woman of Courage Award on March 8 by the Secretary of State, John Kerry and US First Lady, Michelle Obama.