The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commendation came as Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate, clocked 85 on Saturday.
The Chairman of CDHR in Lagos State, Mr Alex Omotehinse, in a statement, lauded Soyinka for his dedication to the good of the downtrodden and the less privileged.
Omotehinse said that Soyinka remained a blessing to Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
“The erudite professor and writer has dedicated all his life to the struggle of the emancipation of the Nigerian masses without compromise.
“His role in the June 12 struggle can never be forgotten, and it was several of his agitations and the likes of late Gani Fawehinmi that motivated some of us to choose the line of fighting for a just cause.
“We are using this medium to reassure our noble laureate that we shall continue to uphold the spirit of doggedness to ensure we achieve the Nigeria of our dream that people like him have stood for,” he said.
The group wished Soyinka many more happy and fruitful years on earth in good health and wealth.