The Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) has commended Nigerian Senate for passing the Sexual Harassment bill.

This is contained in a statement made available to TheNigeriaLawyer (TNL) signed by Munir Shuaibu Ishaq, National Director, Directorate of Students’ Rights of the body.

LAWSAN believes that the Bill contains laudable provisions that will help in combating sexual harassment in institutions.

The statement reads:

“The Law Students Association of Nigeria under the leadership of Sen. Emmanuel E Nwobodo through the Directorate of Students’ Rights wishes to commend strongly the Nigerian Senate for passing the Sexual Harassment Bill on Tuesday.

“The Bill, which contains laudable provisions and proactive measures will surely go a long way in combating the increasing menace of sexual harassment in our institutions. Instructive, is its provision nullifying consent as a basis/defence for sexual relations with a student by a staff.

“The Law Students Association of Nigeria, Directorate of Students’ Rights, is optimistic, that with this recent development from the Senate, the Bill becoming an Act is not far from reality, and strongly urges the House of Representatives to give its concurrence.”

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