(Last Updated On: October 11, 2019)

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it will begin to collaborate with the Police and the National Universities Commission to fight sexual harassment in universities.

A statement by the agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Babatunde Irukera, in Abuja on Friday, noted that FCCPC would also collaborate with the National Human Rights Commission and Civil Society Organisations.

He said the collaboration would be geared towards developing a robust mechanism to support prevention, retribution and accountability in universities.

“The Commission, in furtherance of its mandate to protect consumers and in recognition of students as a vulnerable group of consumers receiving services from educational institutions, is leading an effort to establish a framework to provide adequate protection and accountability.

“This is to address this obvious and inexcusable pattern that appears prevalent in schools.

“The Commission is immediately engaging the Federal Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, the Nigeria Police Force, and National Human Rights Commission.

“Others are the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports, Student Unions and other stakeholders,’’ he said.

Irukera disclosed that the commission would gather credible intelligence to assist school authorities take decisive actions regarding sexual harassment, exploitation and other misconduct.

He urged citizens and students with credible information to send it to the commission’s dedicated email address: [email protected]

(NAN)

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