Zaharadden Abubakar, chairman of Gwaram council area of Jigawa State, has given sex workers 30 days to get married or leave the domain.
Abubakar also said sex workers not indigenous to the area will be repatriated to their states, while those from the area who are ready to give up sex work should be ready to be married.
The local government boss further said the sex workers must present the names of their suitors before the 30-day deadline.
“The council is ready to take care of the wedding responsibilities of indigenous sex workers that are ready to give up the trade”, he said.
At a meeting with a delegation of Sara community, a popular weekly market in the local government, Abubakar ordered that all the commercial sex workers operating in the area to present names of their clients to the local government authority before expiration of the dateline.
While saying that the council had mobilised the police ahead of the repatriation of non-indigenous sex workers to their states of origin, he stated that the “council is ready to take care of the wedding responsibilities of indigenous sex workers that are ready to give up the trade.”
He also directed the immediate closure of all clubs and beer parlour in the local government area.
The local government chairman said the move is aimed at tackling immorality in the local government.
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