23 September 2020 by MATHEW AYOOLA
The National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC has called for stringent measures to end cases of rape in the country.
Director General of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe made the call at a Cultural Roundtable on Social Values organized by the Council in Abuja.
Otunba Runsewe said the round table was organized to among other things profer solutions to increasing cases of rape in the country.
The Director General of NCAC who expressed concern over spate of violence against women and the girl- child attributed the problem to disregard to the nation’s cultural and social values.
He therefore called on participants and all stakeholders to come up with practical strategies that could put a stop and guard against the menace.
In a keynote address, President of the National Council for Women Societies, NCWS, Mrs Gloria Shoda said between January and June this year, over 700 rape incidents had been reported in the country
While frowning at the ugly development, Mrs Shoda called on Government at all levels to come up with a legislation that would sanction perpetrators of rape in the country.
On his part, the Former Director General of National Orientation Agency, NOA, Alhaji Idi Farouk stressed the need for all Nigerians to raise their voices against rape in the country.
Alhaji Farouk also called for measures that would protect victims of rape and enable them get justice.
Highlight of the Round Table is the public presentation of a book titled “Raising Voices Against the Culture of Rape in Nigerian Society”.