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Atiku, Saraki call for concerted efforts to address sexual assault against students

Atiku, Saraki call for concerted efforts to address sexual assault against students

Following the video exposing a lecturer making sexual demands from an admission seeker, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has charged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National assembly to revisit the sexual harassment bill.

Saraki made this call after a UNILAG lecturer was exposed in a video by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker.

Reacting via his verified Twitter handle today, Saraki said he is appalled by the actions of lecturers captured in the #SexForGrades exposé, stressing that such should not be allowed to fester.

He also urged the institutions concerned to conduct robust investigations, not only on the accused but also for all other reports and complaints that come in.

The bill: “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill” was recommended during the leadership of Saraki in the 8th Senate.

The bill prescribed, among others, a five-year jail term for any lecturer, educationist or person in a position of authority in any tertiary institution in Nigeria found guilty of sexual misconduct.

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