• News - North Central - FCT
  • Updated: November 30, 2023

Kidnappings: Prioritise accommodation for females — Senate to NUC

Kidnappings: Prioritise accommodation for females — Senate

To prevent kidnappings and abductions, the Senate has requested NUC and the Federal Ministry of Education to provide priority to accommodation for female students on campus.

In a recent development, the Senate called on the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Federal Ministry of Education to prioritize attending to the housing needs of female students on college campuses to guard against possible kidnappings.

As part of a larger effort to show support for Nigerian women during the Sixteen Days of Advocacy for the Elimination of Violence against Women, this decision was made on Thursday.

Furthermore, legislators have focused on the Nigeria Police Force, emphasizing the significance of strengthening the prosecution procedure for persons implicated in gender-based violence. 

The goal is to create a strong legal framework that makes it easier to punish violators and serves as a deterrent.

In addition to these measures, the Senate has requested that the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) conduct an ongoing assessment of existing gender-based violence policies and regulations. 

The goal is to efficiently incorporate and implement best practices and methods, thereby contributing to a safer environment for women across the country.

Related Topics

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now

0 Comment(s)

See this post in...


We have selected third parties to use cookies for technical purposes as specified in the Cookie Policy. Use the “Accept All” button to consent or “Customize” button to set your cookie tracking settings