FCTA to empower commercial sex workers in Abuja


The Social Development Secretariat (SDS) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Tuesday announced plans to rehabilitate arrested commercial sex workers.

SDS Secretary, Oladimeji Ali Hassan stated this during a press conference in Abuja as efforts to rid Abuja of commercial sex workers get tough.

He said, “The FCTA has a task force on the ground that picks them up from the streets. Ours is to rehabilitate them. We hope to embark on the massive training of the commercial sex workers in all kinds of skills and give them starter-packs after graduation so that they do not return to the trade.

“Some of them need as little as N50, 000. It is not just enough to pick them up from the streets without having a system to keep them away from going back to the streets. We are going to rehabilitate the centre and put the necessary facilities in place for them to be taken there when picked up.” He assured.

Hassan stressed that the FCT administration would also pay attention to the Lepers’ Colony in Yangoji and the Disabled Colony in Karmajij by providing needed facilities, including the installation of a transformer in Karmajiji.


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