Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the country needs stricter laws and punishment in order to protect women and girls from abuse in the society.
In a post on Twitteron Friday in reaction to stories of sexual assaults in the country, Buhari said, “Nigeria needs stricter laws to protect girls and women from abuse.
“I very much welcome the National Assembly’s proposed amendments to our laws, following the recent high-profile revelations of sexual abuse in our institutions of higher learning.
“I urge our law enforcement agencies and school administrators to take up such cases with every seriousness and ensure that perpetrators face the consequences of their actions.
“The practice of shaming and silencing victims must also be discouraged by all.”