Sunday 8 September 2013

ASUU Strike: Female Students In Kaduna Forced Into Prostitution

While 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.
Reports have revealed that the number of sex workers in the state has shot up since the strike action.

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.
Other student sex workers were also seen around Gwari avenue road, Barnawa and other hotels in the state capital where they meet their patrons.
According 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.
Another lady who claimed to be a final year student of one of the federal universities hailed ASUU for the strike.
According to her, “The strike, though will delay my graduation, is helping me gather funds for my upkeep when the strike is finally suspended.”
Another female undergraduate said, “we contribute money to pay for hotel rooms and we sometimes hire the rooms for several weeks to do business.
“Most 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.”
Asked 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.”

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