The vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has issued a statement speaking against rape and violence against women.
He revealed that he had a virtual meeting with the National Human Rights Commission today, during which he discussed rape and gender-based violence.
The vice president condemned the ungodly act and called on states to ‘domesticate’ the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act of 2015 and the Child Rights Act of 2003.
“Gender-based violence, rape and sexual assault have no place in our society,” Professor Yemi Osinbajo wrote.
“It is unacceptable behaviour and a blemish on our collective humanity and dignity as a people and as a nation.
“I had the opportunity to discuss rape and gender-based violence with the National Human Rights Commission at a virtual meeting today.
“We will continue to work with all actors to detect & punish the perpetrators of these sickening acts & work even harder to prevent their occurrence.
“We will also continue to use the platform of the National Economic Council to encourage States who are yet to domesticate the Violence Against Person’s Prohibition Act of 2015 and the Child Rights Act of 2003 to do so.”
The brutal rape and murder of UniBen student Uwa, has seen a nationwide outcry for sterner punishment for sex offenders.