Sexual Assault: Aisha Buhari commends Perm Sec for rapid response

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja 


The Wife of the Nigerian President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has commended the Permanent Secretary of the Nigeria’s capital Abuja, Sir Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa, over the indefinite suspension slammed on two teachers of the FCT School for the Blind, Jabi, allegedly accused of sexual molestation of some female blind students of the school.

It could be recalled that the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Sir Christian Ohaa, who made an unscheduled visit to the school following reports of incidences of sexual harassment of some female students by teachers, directed the immediate suspension of Mr. Ilo Chukwuma and Ebenezer Olateju, pending the conclusion of investigations on the matter.

Ohaa also directed that Chukwuma, who was accommodated in the school residential quarters, vacate the school within the week, stressing that both teachers should stay clear of the school premises as investigations continue.

He further directed the Director of Security Services in the FCTA, Mr. Adamu Gwary to ensure full compliance and implementation of the directive.

According to him, “while we are working round the clock to give every physically challenged student the best of education, we cannot have incidences as this to mar our progress and achievements.  

“But let me assure parents that, anyone found culpable in any of these incidences, not only in this school, will be dismissed and prosecuted. Our teachers, like Caesars’ wife must be above board.  

“We cannot allow this kind of behaviour to continue. These children more or less are helpless and they depend on teachers here. They have confidence and trust in you, that you will protect them from immorality and even outside invasion and you turn now to be the person they are now afraid of. As a government we cannot just fold our arms”.  

Meanwhile, following the trending story on the media, Mrs Aisha Buhari, in her Twitter handle #SayNoToRape described the alleged action of the two teachers as disheartening, just as she demanded for Justice to be served.

In her words, “This is disheartening; justice must be served, thanks to Perm. Sec FCT for swinging into action, rape shouldn’t be taken lightly”.