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Nigeria recorded 3, 600 rape cases during lockdown – Minister

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Pauline Tallen, indicated Nigeria recorded above 3600 rape case during lockdown.

“Reports that we received from commissioners of women affairs across the 36 states of the federation revealed that each state recorded at least, 100 rape cases during the Covid-19 induced lockdown.”

Omo-Agege told his guest that the approval of the Sexual Harassment Bill was in furtherance of the legislative agenda of the 9th Senate, to protect women’s rights.

The Bill is meant to prevent, prohibit, and redress sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions, 2020.

It was passed by the Senate at its sitting on July 7, 2020.

It prohibits sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions and prescribes jail term ranging from two to 14 years for various degrees of offences.

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