The #SexForGrades documentary has opened up discussions about sexual harassment in schools and has gotten a lot of reactions from prominent Nigerians.
Among those that have spoken out are the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, Seun Kuti and even the first lady, Aisha Buhari.
Abike Dabiri took to Twitter to applaud the BBC for the expose and also expressed hope that more women would speak out because of this.
She said: ‘great journalism by BBCAfrica for the #sexforgrades expose. Beyond being suspended, the lecturer should be tried under the Violance against persons law which I sponsored at6th Nass. Hopefully, more women will speak out’.
Seun Kuti released a thread on the #SexForGrades debacle and called out ASUU for hiding things until now.
‘ASUU leaders make una no pretend like say una no hear all this noise about una members accused of #SexForGrades in our universities. If na una money struggle now, una go expect both activists and students to rise and fight for una. Now the students need una to rise and fight for them too’. he said
“Oga Adamu Adamu wetin u b minister of education for wen der is a national issue affecting all our unis and u no fit tell us govt position on dis, r u in support of d lecturers demanding sex for grades ni, abi why we never hear from u about it as d minister of education”
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ASUU LEADERS MKE UNA NO PRETEND LIKE SAY UNA NO HEAR ALL DIS NOISE ABOUT UNA MEMBERS ACCUSE OF SEX FOR GRADES IN OUR UNIS, IF NA UNA MONEY STRUGGLE NOW, UNA GO EXPECT BOTH ACTIVISTS AND STUDENTS TO RISE AND FIGHT FOR UNA, NOW D STUDENTS NEED UNA TO RISE AND FIGHT FOR DEM TOO
— Seun Anikulapo Kuti (@RealSeunKuti) October 8, 2019
Also reacting was Aisha Buhari who said that the issue isn’t unique to universities, but also in other places. She stressed that the fight shouldn’t be limited to #SexForGrades, but to other places.
She said, “This simply has to change. It is no longer enough to sweep allegations under the carpet or force victims to withdraw their allegations, victimise or stigmatise them,”
She added that she would do everything in her power to fight against this social scourge.
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