Bisi Fayemi, wife of the Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi, has narrated how she was s*xually harassed in the University, in reaction to BBC’s hour long #s*xforgrade documentary which exposed randy lecturers in some Universities in Nigeria and Ghana.
Bisi said she was luckier than some of the victims because hers didn’t go far, but it was an unpleasant experience. She added that most lecturers feel they are entitled to the body of female students.
The Ekiti state First Lady who has already opened a register to name and shame s*x offenders in the state, stated that watching the video made her realize that it is time to speak up and speak out for sexual abuse victims and not silence them because the culture of silence has endured enough.
“I cried because what this young women have experience is the story of many of us who passed through higher institution in this country,” she said.
“I was educated here in Nigeria and I too was a victim of s*xual harassment during my university days. I was luckier than these victims. It didn’t go that far but it was extremely unpleasant and of course back in the days when all these things happened you can’t tell anyone because if you do even up till now people ask you to keep shut.
“You know people don’t talk about things like this. I was watching the documentary and there were three words that came to me, one is voice, it is time to speak up and speak out and for those who do we need to stand with them and stand by them and not silence them because the culture of silence has endured enough.”