The attention of Governments at all levels have been drawn, to add sex education in school curriculum to address the increasing cases of sexual abuse across the country, Nigeria.
This was discussed in the report of a conference that flown out on Friday at the two-day completion of webinar hosted by the Child Aid and Sponsorship Awareness Foundation.
The webinar program, titled, “Sexual health education: Steering effective communications between guardians and their children”, was hosted by Mrs Sonaiya Toun. Mrs Bola Tinubu of Founder Trustee Cece Yara Foundation; a sexual reproductive health analyst, Williams Elizabeth; and Anthonia Ojenabon.
The report of the conference was signed by the Coordinator, Child Aid and Sponsorship Awareness Foundation, Obitunwase Temitope, and seven others.
She read, “The government is sitting idle with the responsibility of ensuring that proper systems are placed appropriately for infusing sexual health education into school curriculum across all schools.
The government also beseeched to put into action and intensify security measures that allow effective prosecution of sex offenders.”
The Non-governmental Organizations were called up on to work diligently and collaboratively in ensuring that advocacy, enlightenment and awareness efforts were intensified.
The wives of governors of Kebbi State, Dr Zainab Bagudu; Lagos State, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; and Niger State, Dr Amina Bello, were said to have participated in the said program.