Nollywood Hardtalk | 9 October 2011 22:56 CET

First Lady to Nigerian men: Stop patronising prostitutes

First Lady of Nigeria Dame Patience Jonathan

First Lady of Nigeria Dame Patience Jonathan

The First Lady of the Federation, Mrs. Patience Goodluck Jonathan, has called on Nigerian men to stop patronising prostitutes.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony for repentant commercial sex workers who were trained for six months at the Federal Capital Territory Women Rehabilitation Centre, Sabon-Lugbe, Abuja, the First Lady said President Jonathan's government is committed to touching lives.

The First Lady who was represented at the event by her Senior Special Assistant on Social Development, Mrs. Sarah Akube, told Nigerian men to “stop touching the innocent girls” even as she expressed hope that the 34 trained ex-commercial sex workers would not return to their vomit.

The ex commercial workers were trained in hairdressing, computer appreciation; fashion design and bead making as part of rehabilitation and re-integration measure back to the society by the Federal Capital Territory administration in collaboration with a non-governmental organisation, the Society Against Prostitution and Child Labour in Nigeria (SAP-CLN).

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