*calls for inclusion of sex education in schools
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women journalists, (NAWOJ) on Friday demanded prosecution of the Nollywood actor, popularly called Baba Ijesha accused of allegedly violating a 14-year-old girl.
The association in a statement jointly signed by its Chairperson, Comrade Jadesola Ajibola and Secretary, Comrade Stella Olabanji also called on the government to ensure inclusion of sex education in the schools curriculum to prevent such occurrence.
Oyo state NAWOJ in the statement expressed its disappointment in the purported action of the Nollywood actor alleged of defiling a minor for 7years.
” We wish to say that this is a clear violation of the Child’s Right Act and Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Oyo NAWOJ, believes that this is an unthinkable act coming from a well respected citizen,”, it said
While calling on the police to protect and preserve the evidence before it by the parents, Oyo NAWOJ tasked parents to begin sexuality education for their boys and girls, saying, ” we believe that children must be told their rights and made to understand the importance of the Child’s Rights Act.”
The association then urged government across the federation to include in the schools curriculum, sex education to prevent such cases of abuse and violation of Nigerian children.