KOWA party has called for a quick passage of the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill to end the scourge of ‘Sex-for-Grades’ in Nigeria institutions.
Ag. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Ms Adebanke Ilori, said this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
Ilori affirmed that the bill would reassure the right of every Nigerian student to be free without any fear.
The Ag. National Publicity also condemned the rises of sexual harassment in Nigeria and other West African countries.
“The party acknowledges that sexual abuse is an institutionalised challenge facing girls and women in all spectra of national engagement.
“We, therefore, call on the government and other key stakeholders in the education sector to commit to curbing this menace.
“We want all arms of government to revisit and support the passage and implementation of the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill,” she said.
She added that KOWA party is committed to promoting the principles of social welfarism and equality for every Nigerian.
Ilori urged that the government should make efforts to revisit the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill and also domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in all states of the federation.
She, however, pointed out the need to strengthen the quality of the country’s politics and leadership for an equitable society.