April 20, 2021

Simi calls for the protection of Women,Children in Nigeria

Popular Nigerian singer, Simisola Ogunleye aka
Simi has called for better protection of Nigerian
women and girls from physical abuse and rape.
Simi in an emotional post on Wednesday
decried the unsafe nature of the Nigerian
woman in Nigeria and the lack of action from
family and society when they are assaulted.
She wrote: “Women, even little girls are not
safe in this country. First, there is oppression,
abuse.
“When something does happen to you, nobody
fights for you. The family says ‘Protect our
name’, the church says ‘touch not my
anointed’.
“The government just does not give. So men,
please when people are fighting for women, say
they are feminists and want equal rights for
women, I hope you remember how unprotected
they are and fight with them.
“Women, when you see another woman fighting
for you and your rights if you don’t like the
approach because you think everything is all
about submission.
“Your life is constantly at stake if it hasn’t
touched you yet, count your blessings. Open
your eyes, the world does not favour you. Fight
back.
“As for these animals, you can only slap and
rape for so long. One by one, judgement will
find you and drag you down. I know men go
through sexual assault too!
“I acknowledge it but women and children are
more vulnerable. Let’s fight for and protect the
most vulnerable in the society,” Simi said.
This comes on the heels of two high profile
alleged abuse, among others that have flooded
social media in the last couple of days.
Recently, Busola Dakolo accused Pastor Biodun
Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly
(COZA) of raping her when she was a teenager,
in a now-viral interview.
Also, on Tuesday, surveillance footage showed
Senator Elisha Abbo physically assaulting a
woman in an Abuja shop with the assistance of
a policeman.

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