Laura Ikeji, fashion Entrepreneur and the immediate younger sister of celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji, has called on the Nigerian Government to make flogging of children illegal which is coming after Damilola Abidoye, a Nigerian actress, shared photos of bruises her son got from his school teacher.
“Not only should it be illegal, kids who are flogged by their parents should be taken away from them,” she stated.
She recently took to social media to call on the government to make it illegal for children to be flogged in schools, adding that government should ensure that teachers lose their jobs if they flog kids.
“Dear Nigerian Government, can you make flogging children illegal in all schools? I know the law was passed a few years ago but some schools still do it. Let’s enforce it, you flog a child, you lose your job and get charged to court. We are not animals. Children are off limits,” Ikeji tweeted.
The beautiful mother of one also made it known that flogging should be made illegal for parents as people who flog their kids do not deserve to be parents.
“Dear Nigerian Government, can we enforce that same rule on parents, you flog your child in a bad way, the child will be taken from you. You don’t deserve to be a parent, illiteracy isn’t an excuse and ignorance isn’t an excuse either. I understand spanking but flogging should be illegal,” she added.