Akwa Ibom moves to evacuate sex workers from Uyo

Akwa Ibom moves to evacuate sex workers from Uyo

The Akwa Ibom State government has announced plans to evacuate commercial sex workers from the streets of Uyo.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr Glory Edet, announced this in Uyo on Tuesday during a Town Hall Meeting with representatives of female students in tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom.

Edet said the prostitutes constituted nuisance along the streets of the state capital, adding that it was not good for the image of the state.

“As a ministry, we play a major role in the implementation of programmes that promote the development of women. “It is, therefore, necessary to provide orientation for young women to enable them to grow into responsible mothers”, she said. Read more

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