The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have resolved to collaborate in tackling the menace of rape in Nigeria.
The Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe and the Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu Mohammed made this resolution when the NCAC boss paid a courtesy call on his counterpart in NTA headquarters Abuja.
Runsewe Stated that 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.
Runsewe said 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 will throw his weight behind any institution that is ready to curtail rape in the country.
According to Runsewe, he finds in the NTA, a formidable ally in sensitizing Nigerians on the dangers of Rape and the consequences of Rape on its Victims and noted that NTA and NCAC can form the much needed synergy that is required to wage war against 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 to eradicate the scourge of banditry, kidnapping and Rape, pointing out that NTA has decided to be in the forefront of to fight rapists and all other social vices in Nigeria.
Mallam Mohammed added that an acronym “STAR” – Stand Against Rape has already been adopted to curb the social vice called Rape.
According to Mallam Mohammed, NTA is happy that Runsewe is coming to collaborate with them waging war against Rape.
The high point of the by courtesy visit was the inauguration of a joint planning committee to produce a working document for both organizations.