SEX WORKERS ( PROSTITUTE ) JOINT IN NIGERIA
Some Locations within Nigeria are majorly known for the sex trade, just like in other parts of the world. Although these activities are not legal by the country’s constitution, these locations have been stated to cater for the sexual needs of young boys and men on a daily basis.
Sex workers are highly susceptible to HIV and also face a number of barriers to good health. A major problem for sex workers is lack of access to quality health services, with barriers to utilisation including stigma, inconvenient hours of operation and the use of contraception is limited among sex workers.
Globally, it is recognised that prevention and treatment efforts among sex workers require should not only be directed towards the clinical approach, but interventions should also address the vulnerabilities of sex workers on a structural level, including legal, physical, and economic factors.
However, because sex work is illegal in Nigeria, the sex industry has been driven underground, leaving sex workers legally vulnerable. Decriminalisation still remains a major challenge for sex workers in Nigeria. Despite the efforts to call for decriminalisation, law enforcement continues to violate sex workers’ rights, and this usually drives them underground and brings a lot of stigmas.
For decriminalization to be done, advocacy needs to be in place. When sex work is decriminalised, there will be a removal of all criminal and administrative prohibitions and penalties on sex work, including the laws targeting clients and brothel owners.
Decriminalisation will also create a platform for sex workers to press for safer working conditions, and use the justice systems to seek redress for discrimination and abuse
SOME OF THE SEX WORKER JOINTS IN NIGERIA INCLUDE:
- Charo (Ogun State): Charo is one major spot in Abeokuta close to Panseke for open sex trading. This area is a commercial hub in the state. Therefore on going to this area would trigger a suspicion to hearers on your aim of going there.
- Obalende (Lagos State): Another district in Lagos that is currently known for the influx of sex traders is Obalende on Lagos Island. It is the building between the Mighty ‘Dodan Barrack’, Keffi Street or adjunct street. It has one or two units of room allocated for sexual activities and at night, this location is noted as free for all for sex workers.
- Empire (Lagos State): This place is between Surulere and Yaba and it is still the most popular residential area or zones populated by sex traders in Lagos and to date, sex peddling activities are still going on in the area but at a slower pace.
- Kado-Kuchi Village(Abuja): In Abuja, Kado-Kuchi Village is popularly known as the ‘Sex Zone’. In this location open prostitution takes is considered a norm. The patronizers of sex peddlers at this location range from members of the upper class to the lower class with the prices differentials.
- Queen Cinema, Ibadan: The location is also noted as the favourite of socialites and students of various institutions in the city making use of this location for sexual activities