The Nigerian Sex Workers Association has said the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will lead to an increase in the number of female prostitutes.
This disclosure was made by the National Coordinator of the association, Amaka Enemo, at the weekend.
The National Coordinator noted that even without the strike, many female students had been engaging in ‘runs’.
Enemo said if the strike was not called off soon, students would embrace sex work.
According to Enemo, “Even without the strike, a lot of the students were doing ‘runs’, which is exchanging money for sex. But with the strike, just like a holiday, the rate of sex work will double.
“In this job, strike or holiday period is like a peak period. So, I urge them to stay safe because we cannot kick them off the streets. They should be safe and use condoms.
“The government needs to ensure that the strike is called off because if the students are left idle due to the closure of schools, it means the government is indirectly telling them to go to the streets.”