NTA Collaborates With NCAC To Tackle Menace Of Rape In Nigeria
They Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have resolved to tackle the menace of rape in Nigeria.
The Director General, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe and the Director General, NTA, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed made this resolution when the NCAC boss paid a courtesy call on his counterpart at NTA headquarters in Abuja.
Runsewe stated that NTA’s efforts 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.
Runsewe stated that as the custodian of culture in Nigeria and Africa, he knows that no aspect of Nigerian or African custom or tradition supports rape and as such, he would throw his weight behind any institution that was ready to fight rape and rapists to standstill in Nigeria.
According to Runsewe, he finds in the NTA, a formidable ally in sensitizing Nigerians on the dangers and consequences of rape on its Victims,adding that NCAC 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 NTA, 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.
He stated that NTA had decided to be in the forefront to fight rapists and other social vices in Nigeria.
Mallam Mohammed added that an acronym “STAR” – Stand Against Rape has already been adopted to fight against this social vice called rape.
According to Mohammed, NTA is happy that Runsewe is coming to join forces with it to fight the menace of rape that is fast becoming a pandemic because he knows that anything Runsewe puts his hand into, he does it with all sincerity of purpose.
Mohammed concluded that rape is a pandemic that must be tackled with all determination.
He promised to put in his best to fight rape and rapists to ensure that the menace 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 organizations after the exchange of gifts from both heads of agency.