Atiku ABubakar and Bukola Saraki have joined Nigerians in condemning the actions of Dr. Igbeneghu, a UNILAG lecturer caught sexually harassing a lady on tape.
Igbeneghu was filmed with secret cameras by a BBC reporter who posed as a 17-year old female student seeking admission.
Reacting to the viral video, Saraki wrote:
”As a father, I’m appalled by the actions of lecturers captured in the #SexForGrades exposé. We cannot allow this sort of deplorable behaviour to fester.
In 2016, my colleagues and I in the 8th Senate passed the “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill” to prescribe a 5 year jail term for any lecturer, educationist or person in a position of authority in any tertiary institution in Nigeria found…
… guilty of such conduct.
I appeal to the 9th Senate & President @MBuhari to revisit this Bill so that we can implement the institutional reforms necessary to safeguard our children in educational institutions in the country.
I also urge the institutions to conduct robust investigations, not only on the accused but also for all other reports and complaints that come in. We need to believe victims and make institutions safer for our students”.
Atiku on his own part called for measures towards stopping such behavior on campus.
Atiku wrote on Twitter, ”I have just read the story on #SexForGrades across public tertiary institutions in many West African countries. This is unacceptable, and requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour.
”As a society, we cannot allow a trend that is psychologically abusive to young women to thrive. In fact, that’s a direct opposite of what a sound educational system represents.”
Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has broken silence over a sex for grades scandal involving a UNILAG lecturer, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu.
According to a statement issued by the Church, Igbeneghu is asked to step down from all ministerial assignments.
The statement reads: “The attention of the leadership of The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has been drawn to a video clip trending on social media platforms titled ‘Sex for grades: Undercover in West Africa Universities – BBC News’ wherein a lecturer in University of Lagos named Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu also described as a pastor in Foursquare Gospel Church was allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with some female students of the University.
“The general public is hereby informed that as a holiness and Bible-believing Church, we do not condone such...
The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has stated that Nigeria's population is more of a liability.
The Emir made this known while speaking at a panel session of the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit currently holding in Abuja.
According to him, the population which stands at 201 million is unproductive and has given rise to kidnapping, armed robbery, insurgency and farmers-herders crisis.
“People talk that our population is an asset but we are yet to get there. Nigeria’s population is currently a liability because most of the root cause of problems such as kidnapping, armed robbery, Boko Haram, drug addiction are all tied to the population that we have and the question is how do you turn that into a productive one” he said
In reaction to the BBC Documentary on Sex For Grades, writer Lola Shoneyin has shared the story of how she was sexually harassed by a Deputy Vuce Chancellor.
According to her, the experience was so embarrassing that she had no choice but to tell her father.
''A DVC (also my dad’s friend) lunged at my breasts in his office. I froze from shock before flinging off his hand. For months, I felt terrible shame. Played the scene over in my mind to see what I could’ve done to invite such a violation. Nothing. I told my dad and he was furious!
My dad slapped his chest and said, ‘Omo re mi!’ (my own child in Remo). He felt so betrayed....