Senate passes Sexual Harassment Prohibition Bill

Senate passes Sexual Harassment Prohibition Bill

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill that prohibits sexual harassment of students In Tertiary Institutions.

The bill passed third reading after a clause by clause consideration of the report from its committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters.

According to the provisions of the bill , any educator found guilty of committing an offence of sexual harassment is liable on conviction to 14years imprisonment or a fine of 5 million Naira or both.

This is coming as a so many reports and out cries by many students especially female over sexual harassment that has lingered for more than too long

Lawmakers regard the bill as a landmark achievement, as students can now feel safe and protected.

5 thoughts on “Senate passes Sexual Harassment Prohibition Bill

  1. Good move, though the punishment is not severe enough. Sexually harassment is a serious offence. The memory is terrible.

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