As the lingering disagreement between the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU remains without solution, DailyPost has learnt that female students in Kaduna Metropolis now take solace in prostitution.
Our findings revealed that the numbers of those currently in the business within the state has increased tremendously since the strike action began two months ago.
Commercial sex workers in the state are mostly spotted along Rabah Road, Muhammadu Buhari Way, Constitution Road and Independent Road, all in Kaduna metropolis, while others have relocated to Obalande area, along Cameroon Road where they rent rooms in small hotels for their illicit business.
Others were seen around Gwari Avenue Road, Barnawa and other hotels in the state capital where they meet their teeming customers.
It was gathered that the students decided to go into the business to enable them meet their needs till the strike is being called off.
A final year student of one of the federal universities who doesn’t want her name mentioned hailed ASUU for the strike, saying that the money she would realize from the business will sustain her when school resumes.
According to her, “The strike, though will delay my graduation, it’s helping me to gather funds for my upkeep when the strike is finally suspended.”
Another lady who gave her name as Joy, said, “we contribute money to pay for hotel rooms and we sometimes hire the rooms for several weeks to do the business.
“Most of us do not have anybody that will take care of us and we even have our younger ones to cater for. So we have to do this business anytime we are on strike or holiday to survive.”
Asked when she intends to stop the business, she said, “anytime the strike is suspended, I will go back to school. But, I hope to stop this business as soon as I get a job after graduation.”
When contacted, General secretary of the Association of Nigeria Prostitutes, ANP, Jessica Elvis confirmed that since the strike began members of the association have increased.
According to her, “The report we got from across the nation indicates that new members, mostly students have joined the business since the ASUU strike began two months back.”
“The latest report from Kaduna shows that 200 new members joined the business last month.
“They were all registered and are guided by the rule and regulations of the association,” she told this reporter on phone.
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