Nationwide Meeting to speed up invoice towards gender harassment


The Nationwide Meeting will expedite motion on passing the invoice towards sexual harassment in tertiary establishments to stem the incidents in Nigeria, stakeholders have assured.

That is even because the Chairman of the Impartial Corrupt Follow Fee (ICPC), Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, has lamented the rise in incidents of sexual harassment in main and secondary faculties throughout the nation.

The audio system spoke at a one-day nationwide stakeholder’s engagement on sexual harassment prevention organised by the Gender Cell Initiative in Abuja, on Tuesday.

Earlier, the Minister of Ladies Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, and the Minister of State for Schooling, Yusuf Tanko Sununu, expressed their expectation that the invoice for the Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Academic Establishments, can be handed and assented to by the 2 homes and the President.

Equally, the sponsor of the invoice and member of the Home of Representatives, Akin Rotimi Jnr, stated the legislation can be fast-tracked and handed by the representatives and the Senate with none public listening to.

He stated the invoice already conforms to Agenda 5 of the ninth Meeting’s Legislative Agenda underneath Social Sector Reforms.

The founder and Govt Director of Gender Cell Initiative, Omowumi Ogunrotimi, stated the group realized the significance for stakeholders to consider the prevention framework reasonably than the response framework of the state of affairs.

“Way back to 2019, 2020, we had a nationwide convention the place we validated this coverage with a essential mass of stakeholders within the room throughout the Nationwide Universities Fee (NUC), Nationwide Board for Technical Schooling NBTE and even the scholar group,” she stated.

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