POCACOV lauds Senate for passing Sexual Harassment Bill

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By Stanley Nwanosike

Enugu – The Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) has lauded the for passing the Sexual Harassment Bill for the protection of Nigerian women and girls from sexual predators.

POCACOV National Coordinator, CSP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the commendation while speaking the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Enugu.

Amaraizu said that that the bill a development adding that the passage a clear demonstration of distinguished Senators’ sensitivity on the issue of sexual and gender-based violence as it affected the youth.

According him, POCACOV salutes in a special way the efforts of the Distinguished President, Deputy President of the and the Committee on Judiciary, and Legal Matters.

“The Bill is a bold step aimed at protecting the female from predators.

“Thus, ending such related sexual and gender-based violence such as sex for admissions, sex for marks/grades, sex for employment, sex for promotion, defilement, rape among .

“The Bill which is said have 27 clauses, proposes up 14 years jail term a minimum of five years without option of fine for any educator who commits sexual offence in tertiary institutions,’’ he said.

Amaraizu, however, urged relevant stakeholders at all level join hands in the campaign against the deadly monster of forced and induced sex, which posed great danger the society.

POCACOV is an of the Inspector-General of , Mr Mohammed Adamu, meant to from joining cultism and engaging in other vices.

The offered olive branch to repentant cultists a view of re-orienting them and making them better .