Saturday, January 7, 2012
Research says about 13,680 prostitutes operate every night in Lagos
In a recent interview, Mrs. Ebele Nwuzor who runs an NGO, Sympathy Foundation Worldwide, which has a self-imposed task of rehabilitating prostitutes in Nigeria, disclosed that:
"Since Amuwo Odofin is our neighbourhood, we decided to carry out a survey on the number of girls into prostitution. As at 2008, we discovered that Amuwo Odofin local government had 24 brothels, nightclubs and hotels. We discovered that each of them has an average of 28 girls coming to hawk sex per night. Now, looking at the number of brothels and having 28 on the average, we were able to come up with 684 per night hawking sex in Amuwo Odofin. If you multiply that figure by 20 (local government areas in Lagos) you will arrive at 13,680 girls hawking sex per night in Lagos alone. Don’t forget that this number does not include freelancers and undergraduates who leave their schools and stand in the streets at night. The figure is for those who have owned up to the fact that prostitution is their business."