NTA Partners NCAC to Combat Rape


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The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have resolved together to tackle the menace of rape in the country.

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe and his counterpart in Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed decided on this resolution when the NCAC boss paid Mohammed a visit in NTA headquarters Abuja.

Runsewe said the efforts of NTA on the issues of rape in Nigeria has drastically reduced the rate of rape as indicated by statistics from other states of the Federation. He added that the sustained dissemination of information and condemnation of rape by NTA has gone a long way to sensitize rape victims and their families on what to do and whom to complain to when they fall victim of rape.

As the custodian of culture in Nigeria and Africa, Runsewe said he knows that no aspect of Nigerian or African custom or tradition supports rape and as such he will throw his weight behind any institution that is ready to fight rape and rapists in the country.
Runsewe said he finds in the NTA a formidable ally in sensitizing Nigerians on the dangers of rape and the consequences of rape on its victims. He added that his organization strongly believes that NTA and NCAC can form the much needed synergy that is required to fight rapists all over the country.

The Director General of Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed on his part affirmed his support for the federal government determination to eradicate the scourge of banditry, kidnapping and very recently, rape, noting that NTA has decided to be in the forefront of the vanguard to fight rapists and all these other social vices in the country.
Mohammed added that an acronym “STAR” – Stand Against Rape has already been adopted to fight against this social vice called rape.
According to him, NTA is happy that Runsewe is coming to join forces with them to fight the menace of rape that is fast becoming a pandemic because he knows that anything Runsewe puts his hand to do, he does it with all sincerity of purpose.

He promised to put in his best to fight rape and rapists to ensure that rape is reduced to the barest minimum in Nigeria.

The high point of the courtesy visit was the inauguration of a joint planning committee to produce a working document for both organisations after the exchange of gifts from both heads of agency.

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