Sex-for-Grade: Aisha Buhari breaks silence on sexual harassment of students, women

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First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for urgent action to address sexual harassment against students.

The first lady made the call during the exclusive screening of the BBC Africa Eye ‘Sex for Grades’ documentary on Monday night in Lagos.

Senior Lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbenegbu of the Faculty of Art, University of Lagos, Akoka, was recently caught on camera making sexual demands from a student seeking admission into the institution.

Also, Prof. Richard Akindele of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, was sentenced to six months imprisonment for same offence of ‘sex-for-marks’ scandal in 2018.

Aisha lamented that the issue of sexual harassment against women was not unique to universities, but has become prevalent in the society, including religious settings.

Aisha Buhari represented by Mrs Aisha Rimi, a lawyer, condemned sexual harassment against students, saying it was unacceptable as the nation’s educational system had suffered many setbacks that had hindered its development.

“This simply has to change. It is no longer enough to sweep allegations under the carpet or force victims to withdraw their allegations, victimise or stigmatise them,” she said.

She stressed that there are laws to protect victims of sexual harassment and abuse, but such laws cannot operate except victims speak out to get justice.

The first lady advised women that their dignity and self respect should outweigh whatever challenge they face, stating her support to ensure a sexual abuse free society for women, NAN reports

She commended the BBC team for their hard work, bravery and tenacity to expose the ills facing students in the country’s tertiary institutions.

193 COMMENTS

  1. The male and their strong desire for the female productive organ

    Sex is one of the strongest emotions of man

    Until man gains Mastery of his Sexual life he will be a Slave to Sex and anything under the skirt

    Irrespective of been a religious saint or a devil

  2. There should be a serious investigation to this sexual harassment case I think there’s more to the story

  3. This simply has to change. It is no longer enough to sweep allegations under the carpet or force victims to withdraw their allegations, victimise or stigmatise them

  4. The men should control themselves and girls should dress well for crying out loud, there indicent dressing is much.

  5. This is very serious case men pleased learn to respect women rape cause bad luck watch those men that are involved they don’t end well

  6. the issue is really getting out of hands..
    dont this lecturers have female children at home..
    why are they messing around with other peoples kids

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