The Nigerian senate is currently considering to send sexual abusers in schools behind bars for 5 years.
Punch Metro reports that the Senate on Wednesday revisited the S*xual Harassment Bill which was sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) and passed by the eighth Senate.
The Bill which was introduced by the eighth Senate in October 2016 seeks a five-year jail term and five million naira fine for lecturers convicted for sexually harassing male or female students.
This was revealed in a statement signed by Ezrel Tabiowo, Special Assistant on Press to President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
According to the S*xual Harassment Bill;
The bill, however, suffered a major setback as it was not given presidential assent after its passage by the eighth Senate.
Some lawmakers, who were against its passage, had argued that it should be more inclusive and not discriminatory or targeted only at university lecturers.
The reintroduced bill is sponsored by the same Omo-Agege, who is now the Deputy Senate President.