President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has called for stricter laws to be implemented to protect women from sexual harassment, ABC News can report.
His comment came days after BBC’s Sex for Grades documentary was aired.
The documentary, which sought to uncover the perceived rampant cases of sexual harassment in African Universities, fingered some lecturers of two top West African Universities, University of Ghana and University of Lagos.
President Buhari, in a statement on Friday, contended that in order to protect women from sexual harassment as was portrayed in the BBC documentary, there is the need for stricter laws to be enacted and strictly enforced.
In view of this, he lauded the recent re-introduction of a sexual harassment bill in Nigeria’s Senate.
According to reports, the bill, when passed into law will ensure that perpetrators of sexual harassment against women are handed over deterring sentences.
BBC’s Africa Eye’s documentary has been met with mixed reaction from the public, especially Ghana.
Although the two universities have distanced themselves from the actions of the fingered lecturers, they have suspended them pending a probe into the case.