Nigeria Senate revisits sexual harrassment prohibition bill | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News
Three years after the passage of the sexual harassment prohibition bill, Nigerian Senate Wednesday revisited the bill for legislative action. Clerk of the Nigerian Senate Nelson Ayewoh re-read the bill sponsored by the deputy Senate president Ovie Omo-Agege during Wednesdayâs plenary. The Bukola Saraki-led 8th Nigerian Senate passed the bill in May 2016 to sentence lecturers caught sexually harassing students to a five-year jail term. The Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill, however, was not signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. The reintroduction of the bill was triggered by a recent video documentary by BBC AfricaEye where lecturers of top universities in West Africa were captured allegedly demanding sex in exchange for marks from female students.