it can be agreed that the seemingly unending Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) strike is beginning to take a toll on students, the fact
that female students in Kaduna are now resorting to prostitution is becoming a
source of worry.
have revealed that the number of sex workers in the state has shot up since the
sex workers are mostly seen along Rabah road, Muhammadu Buhari way,
Constitution road and Independent road, all in Kaduna metropolis while others
have moved into the Obalande area located around Cameroon road where they rent
rooms in small hotels for their business.
student sex workers were also seen around Gwari avenue road, Barnawa and other
hotels in the state capital where they meet their patrons.
to reports, one of the sex workers revealed that she was in the business to
enable her meet her needs till the strike is called off.
lady who claimed to be a final year student of one of the federal universities
hailed ASUU for the strike.
to her, “The strike, though will delay my graduation, is helping me gather
funds for my upkeep when the strike is finally suspended.”
female undergraduate said, “we contribute money to pay for hotel rooms and we
sometimes hire the rooms for several weeks to do business.
of us do not have anybody that will take care of us and we even have our
younger ones to cater for. So we have to do this business anytime we are on
strike or holiday to survive.”
when she intends to stop the business, she said, “anytime the strike is
suspended, I will go back to school. But, I hope to stop this business as soon
as I get a job after graduation.”