- Says National Assembly owes female students the duty to pass tough laws concerning sexual assault.
- Says unless a lecturer is married to a student, he is free to have a relationship with such.
The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan has lent support to the drive to keep women by promoting the iSupport the Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill initiative.
Omo-Agege noted that as a father, he believes that students, regardless of age are incapable of giving voluntary consent to unwelcomed sexual advances or demands for sexual favours by lecturers in any student-lecturer fiduciary relationship.
“A lecturer occupies a position of huge public trust in a student-lecturer fiduciary relationship. That relationship is a delicate one. We know of students with strong characters who reject demand for sexual favours and are punished by making them fail in exams that they ordinarily passed.
“That should never happen. I strongly believe that as parents/legislators, we owe our children a solemn duty to pass very tough and clear laws to protect them against sexual perverts masquerading as teachers.”
He added that the National Assembly will always protect the Nigerian student.
“Myself and all Distinguished Senators, Honourable Members, as sponsors or supporters of this bill are fathers and mothers who simply want our students to learn without the fear of sexual predators. No parent wants his or her child to learn under the trauma of sexual harassment.
“Unless you are married to a student, stay away from our students. If not, be ready for jail if your intentions are sexually perverse,” he said.