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Prostitution by Nigerian girls has to stop – Abikoye

*Trafficking of the girls is a big headache

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Olufemi Micheal Abikoye, is deeply saddened by the increasing number of young Nigerians engaging in prostitution in Ghana.

Determined to put a stop to this, the High Commissioner has been holding talks with relevant authorities in that country to secure decent jobs for the girls rather than be involved in the nefarious prostitution.

He has also met with no fewer than 100 Nigerian girls who were trafficked to Ghana as commercial sex workers in Kumasi.

During a meeting with the Nigerian Community at the Ceeta-Kel hotel in Kumasi, he called for collaboration with the High Commission to halt the illegal activities of some Nigerians.

The High Commissioner who was almost in tears, lamented that the girls who engage in prostitution were denting the image of Nigeria.

Even though Nigerian law does not legalise commercial sex work, it is vague if such work is performed by an independent individual who operates on his or her own accord without the use of pimps or a brothel. The Nigeria criminal system prohibits national and trans-national trafficking of women for commercial sex or forced labour. Nigeria is a signatory to the 2000 United Nations. Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.

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