The Lagos State government has issued a response to a statement made by Big Brother Naija All-Stars housemate, Seyi Awolowo, concerning his intentions to train his sons with the intention of engaging in sexual activities with women. The state government, through the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), criticized Awolowo’s remarks, deeming them as perpetuating harmful attitudes that contribute to a culture of violence and abuse.
Expressing its disapproval via its official Twitter account, the DSVA stated, “We strongly condemn the comments made by Seyi Awolowo in the disturbing video that has surfaced. Such remarks perpetuate harmful attitudes and contribute to a culture of violence and abuse.”
The statement highlighted the importance of active intervention and the negative impact of bystanders’ passive response to such behavior. It emphasized the necessity for individuals to speak out against such remarks and behaviors to prevent their perpetuation.
The Lagos State government remains committed to addressing domestic and sexual violence issues and offered a Toll-Free Line for reporting and accessing support – 08000 333 333.
The statement followed Seyi Awolowo’s comments after a Saturday night party, where he shared his controversial stance with fellow housemates, WhiteMoney and Soma. In the video, Awolowo claimed that he planned to have sons who would engage in sexual activities with other people’s daughters. He went on to detail his plans, suggesting that he would create an account to facilitate such actions and provide his sons with access to a guest house.
The statement from the Lagos State government underscores its dedication to promoting a society that values consent and is free from violence. It serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible dialogue and the rejection of attitudes that contribute to harmful behaviors.