Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, while reacting to the sex for mark video urged the 9th Senate and President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill” which was passed by the 8th Senate.
Recall that Naija News had earlier reported that a lecturer in the University of Lagos, Boniface Igbeneghu, was spotted in a video allegedly seeking for sex from admission seeker.
The Scene was capturer in a 13-minute video by BBC Africa, where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker.
Saraki who took to his Twitter account said, “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.”
He called on the Senate and President Buhari to revisit the sexual harassment in tertiary education institution prohibition bill to safeguard youths in educational institutions in the country.
The former Senate President charged the institutions to investigate not only the accused lecturer but also other reports and complaint. He further stated that we need to believe victims and make institutions safer for our students.