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Tricia Eseigbe-Kerry Partners with Nigeria Police to Combat Child Sexual Abuse

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The Inspector-General of Police, MD Abubakar & Tricia Eseigbe

Although child sexual abuse is prevalent in Nigeria, it is seldom discussed. However, Nigerian actress and TV presenter, Tricia Eseigbe-Kerry, is on a mission to end this culture of silence.

She is partnering with the Nigerian Police Force on an advocacy project, ‘The Psychologist’ – a public awareness campaign project aimed at eradicating child sexual abuse in Nigeria. The program is designed to expose sexual predators in the country, create a support platform for victims of child molestation, and encourage authorities to do their part in protecting Nigerian children from sexual predators.

In line with the partnership, the Inspector-General of Police, MD Abubakar, has instructed all 36 state commissioners of police and 12 Deputy Inspector Generals to work closely with Esiegbe-Kerry and render all the necessary support needed to execute the campaign successfully.

‘The Psychologist’ initiative is supported by Boldfaces Foundation, which is owned by the actress. The foundation’s mission is to mobilize adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

The partnership was announced at the The Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Abuja. During the announcement ceremony, the Boldfaces team presented the IG with with the Boldfaces Special Award of Excellence, for his outstanding work since he assumed office.

As part of the campaign, the actress and her team will visit schools nationwide, and hold town hall meetings in every state across Nigeria to educate people  about ways to protect  young and vulnerable children from sexual abuse.

Photo Credit: Boldfaces International

58 Comments

  1. amaa

    April 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Dear Aunty Tracie it will also be a good idea to have a pedophilia data base .where people can get information on child molesters abusers who have been convicted. You also can partner with the Police and help them build and manage the data base. Well done

  2. Beht why

    April 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    God bless you… Sincerely this is a big step and I hope it yields good results

  3. Love me Love me

    April 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    a lot of work to do out there. good begining

  4. @edDREAMZ

    April 3, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Is gud to see our women taking the step that is necessery to see that the nigeria society observe that change we so much wanted… Niceone lady….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  5. chuks egbom

    April 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    This is really awesome tricia.u re so hardworking and God bless u dearly 4 this.

  6. imo gir

    April 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Very nice step to protect our children God bless You and this project.

  7. MLB

    April 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Welldone BOLDFACES.

  8. omalichaspeaks.blogspot.com

    April 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Excellent initiative. Well done Tricia.
    Read my piece on Sex education: Let’s talk abot sex- Early sex education for children, yay or nay? click my name to find out more and share your views.

  9. no heart to hate

    April 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Really really nice of her, God will help her and her term to achieve this

  10. nene

    April 3, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    good initiative. she’s been actively involved in good causes for a while now.she’s really white now.

  11. felly

    April 4, 2014 at 7:49 am

    i wonderful venture..i cant get over how fair skinned she has become

  12. Eve82

    April 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

    So Nigerian Police don change uniform??? Where have I been…

  13. Testimony Izijesu

    April 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Wow. This is a milestone in the history of this great nation Nigeria. Thumbs up to you guys.

  14. Ehigie Ebolo

    April 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Joy, am glad you belong to a great team like this one who have risen up to be a voice to them who have no voice in a society where people perpetrate all sorts of crime and get away with it. Its good to know that some people actually care. Please keep up the good work.

  15. Darlington Oseghale

    April 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Wow. Nice one. So Yerima and his likes can now bury their d***ks in their boxers and allow our young girls to thrive in their adolescence and grow to womanhood. God will bless ya’all joor.

  16. Omonigho Jacobs

    April 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    This is great o. What a project. God will bring partners/sponsors to you guys, IJN.

  17. Darlington Oseghale

    April 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Nice one. Really

  18. Darlington Oseghale

    April 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    This is a great platform to expose and prosecute all those involved in paedophilia acts. Thanks to Tricia, Joy and the rest of their team

  19. Darlington Oseghale

    April 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    God will expose and prosecute all those involved in paedophilia acts.

  20. Emeka Obasi

    April 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    This is the koko

  21. Emeka Obasi

    April 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Yerima must see this

  22. Rita Rowan

    April 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

    You guys rock. Joy, am proud of ya

  23. Mari Johnson

    April 9, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Keep up the good work.

  24. Oenizele Izijesu

    April 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Am liking Tricia by the day. Good thinking,people

  25. Omhanta Izijesu

    April 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Great minds come together, the result is always mind blowing. Jah bless

  26. Izi Spaghetti & Fried Rice

    April 9, 2014 at 11:42 am

    God will make this endeavor prosperous so you don’t lose heart in the project as the days go by. Good work,guys. Joy, i saw your pics with John Fashanu. Is he your husband now?lol

  27. Izi Spaghetti & Fried Rice

    April 9, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This is a real work of love. Mrs Kerry, may God sponsor, keep and protect you and your entire team from elements that a project like this wont go down well with. Joy,I see you

  28. Felicia Oseghale

    April 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Joy, i hear you work with movie people now. That’s a big step in the right direction for you,my child. Now,you should put plans in place for your wedding to take place. Great project too. This is what it means to affect people on a positive note. God bless your boss(s) and the all the people you work with. Amen.

  29. Jacob Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Go on. God has a way of keeping people who have the good interests of others @heart.

  30. Precious Ebojele

    April 9, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Good one,Joy. You guys are the ogas on top.

  31. Matthew Ebojele

    April 9, 2014 at 11:58 am

    This is good. Nigeria,please welcome and support this big dream

  32. Aide Ebojele

    April 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    This is the next big thing on our screens from the stables of BoldFaces Int’l. Great work,guys

  33. Rutherford Ebojele

    April 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Aunty Joy, are you the one that will be anchoring the show? i want to watch you on TV like i used to do when uncle Izijesu feature you in any of his movies

  34. Oseghale Ebojele

    April 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Aunty Joy,me too

  35. Ayomiposi Ebojele

    April 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Aunty Joy, is it nollywood movie?

  36. Jerry Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    When is it coming on air and what stations? pls let us know

  37. Vivoan Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Can’t wait to watch this

  38. Pamela Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Am yet to get the idea of the program. Aunty Joy,pls educate us more.

  39. Anna Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Is there a group on BBM, facebook or any of the like where one can engage in meaningful conversations and discuss certain issues bordering on the subject as it affects individual experiences?

  40. Michael Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    What is going on here

  41. Daniel Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Its a new program from Aunty Joy’s office. They are the producers of BoldFaces on STV. This one is about child sexual abuse and other related offences

  42. Michael Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Wow! Great one. Is aunty the producer?

  43. Daniel Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    No,dumbhead. She only work in the firm that produces. You’ve not been glued to your TV lately,lil brother. You are learning to learn fast.

  44. Michael Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Your advice is working,big brother. plus i gat exams coming up.

  45. Daniel Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    How’s the weather in your country?

  46. Michael Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    You ask like you care

  47. Michael Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I don’t. Just curiosity,dude

  48. Daniel Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Ain’t just curiosity,son. Am your older brother so its my duty to check up on you and be sure you are good.

  49. Michael Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Ok. Am good. Thank you. Are you good,big brother? You are always good the last time I checked,being the good man of the house.

  50. Daniel Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Am glad to hear that.

  51. Anna Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Guys, stop. This is not the place nor the time. When will ya’all grow up!

  52. Daniel Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Copy that,madam president

  53. Michael Ebolo

    April 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Roger that,big sister. yhu rock

  54. Aroboinosen Avtivie

    April 10, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Life is really a bed of roses for those perpetrating these evil crime. I believe exposing their crimes is what this program is aimed at?

  55. Umonyan Akhigbe

    April 10, 2014 at 2:45 am

    This is a platter of justice

  56. Ruth Edobhor

    April 10, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Its a justice platter where justice is served

  57. Rosemary Edobor

    April 10, 2014 at 2:49 am

    This is going to be a bold step in curbing that menace. Good work guys.Trish, God protect you

  58. Akjigbe Idiake

    April 10, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Is it gonna be like a call-in session where listeners/viewers @home get to tweet or call in to participate in the program or to narrate past or present experiences?

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