Nigeria is famed for producing some of the world’s best writers, artists and professionals from all walks of life who have undeniably distinguished themselves in their fields, but the populous country is also unfortunately famed for massive corruption and irresponsible leadership.
There is also the giant toxic monster- patriarchy, such that it led the senators of Nigeria to vote down a Gender equality bill for the second time in 2016 citing religious beliefs as reason and also because , as one of the ‘lawmakers ‘ said, ‘The bill will give rise to lesbianism.’ #EPICFAIL
Read about it below
Still, it was highly shocking when a sitting senator of Nigeria Elisha Abbo was caught on tape physically and verbally assaulting a woman at an adult store, while his aide, a policeman looked on. Surely a ‘man’ like that would never pass a law which benefits women. Where is the law and security for women’s protection? Is there a ministry for women affairs anymore in Nigeria?
Read about the violent lawmaker below
30s Natasha Akpoti is a distinguished barrister and dedicated politician with a track record of initiating successful communal projects and more recently a whooping international deal between Nigeria and Russia.
She was harassed and is presently being threatened over her exercising her civil rights to compete in an election. Her crime? Being a woman, a beautiful woman with a yearning to change the system positively.
She reacts in the video to being booed and called ‘Ashawo’ the popular derogatory word for ‘prostitute’ in Nigeria’s streets.
The neglect of Rule of law is leading Nigeria further into doom. The constant disrespect of women and womanhood in an African nation with a big responsibility to other African nations is seriously detrimental to our societal and spiritual wellness. It does not paint our men in a good light, and more good men need to speak against their toxic counterparts.
To quote the late great Thomas Sankara, dear Nigeria,
“Comrades, there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women. May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence. I hear the roar of women’s silence. I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury of their revolt.”
Afrikajump sends our heartfelt support and best wishes to Natasha Akpoti. We do regret and decry a system that allow unscrupulous fellows like these thrive in their idiocy and cowardice.
AND PLEASE spare a minute or two to sign the petition for Elisha Abbo to be prosecuted for abusing that innocent woman with the link below