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What job opportunities have Governor Wike created? – Nigerian Sex Workers’ Association condemn governor’s decision to ban their members in Rivers state

What job opportunities have Governor Wike created? – Nigerian Sex Workers’ Association condemn governor’s decision to ban their members in Rivers state


The Nigerian Sex Workers Association (NSWA) has condemned Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, directive to ban intercourse staff and nightclubs from working in some elements of the state.

 

During his New Year broadcast in Port Harcourt on Saturday, Governor Wike banned nightclub actions together with nighttime buying and selling and road prostitution particularly alongside Abacha street and surrounding streets, significantly within the Casablanca space. According to the governor, the transfer will “stop the harmful effects of these depraved activities on the moral development of the children and society at large.”

The governor additional directed safety businesses within the state to arrest and prosecute anybody making an attempt to violate the ban. He stated a taskforce could be set as much as this impact.

 

Reacting to the governor’s order, the National President of the Sex Workers Association, Ms Amaka Enemo, in an interview with SaharaReporters, stated there have been socio-economic issues akin to insecurity and unemployment confronting Nigeria and Rivers that Wike ought to face, and intercourse work was not amongst them.

 

“One factor I do know is that intercourse works can’t be threatened. It is ridiculous that somebody can simply get up and assault intercourse work. Of course, different means are there (for intercourse staff with out bodily location). There is the web if the governor says they need to not function in a location. 

But I believe it is a misplaced precedence when different issues are there for him (Wike) to deal with. I do not know why a ban on intercourse works is his downside. There are many issues confronting Nigeria, insecurity is there, unemployment. Many persons are being kidnapped.” Ememo stated

 

She additional challenged Governor Wike to level at any job creation that he may boast of as alternate options to intercourse works, including that it was a way of livelihood to some individuals and couldn’t be threatened.

“Talking about intercourse work, what have you ever executed as different jobs earlier than you discuss banning of intercourse work? Has he created enterprise alternatives, job creation or any associated programme to empower them? That’s the place individuals earn their dwelling so he ought to simply cease the threats or what’s the different we must always count on from the governor?

 

About alternate options, if it is okay for some intercourse staff they’ll depart their jobs. Sex work is rather like each different work, so if some intercourse staff need to choose out for different job alternatives, tremendous. It’s their choice.

Some intercourse staff have taken this as their major supply of revenue as a result of it pays them properly and there may be nothing authorities can do about it. So why will the governor need to take away their technique of livelihood? They ought to enable the intercourse staff take choice for themselves.”

 

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