As the lockdown eases, business are yet to bounce back in full force especially in the hospitality industry. The effect of the lockdown and the curfew greatly hit the sex workers from operation as most customers patronize them at night hours.
Passionate about the predicaments of these sects in the society, Ondo state government has reached the sex workers greatly affected by the lockdown with palliative packages.
This was facilitated by the State Chairperson of the National Council of Women Society, Mrs Jumoke Aborode and the CEO of Kids & Teens Resource Centre, Martin-Mary Falana both grateful to the state government for the first batch of distribution which could only cover 3 hot spots across the state.
The sex workers in their numbers rejoiced and were fill with joy and gratitude to Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State for remembering them.
They prayed fervently for the governor and wished him the best in his quest for second term in office, that God will remember him for good.
One of the sex workers, Sandra, thanks Martin-Mary Falana for always being their for them during police raids.
Martin-Mary thanked the leadership of the National Council of Women Societies I Ondo State for embracing these special workers in the state. “Increase in rape cases in the state can be traced to lockdown of these sex workers” he said.
Mrs Jumoke Aborode promised to speak more on their behalf to get more packages to those that have not benefited. She encouraged them to be law abiding with WHO and Government directives, to ensure that none of them contract Coronavirus.
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Ondo State Government extends Palliative packages to Sex Workers Sincerely we appreciate the entire Ondo State government for remembering and reaching out to us in the state amidst this global pandemic. The have shown us love beyond words…. Thank you Governor of Info State Thank you entire government of India Thank you NSWA for bringing our voices out. #WeareHumans #SupportDontPunish #weneedsupport #Ourchildrenwilleat #OndoStateGovernment @ondostategram @bettyakeredolu @usaid @unaidsglobal @unwomen @unicef_nigeria @redumbrellathens @globalfund @globalfundwomen @sfhnigeria @amakaenemo @gwhrei
Receiving this news, the National Coordinator of NSWA @AmakaEnemo, thanked every actor that has made this happen in Ondo state & used this to advocate for more of such gesture from other State govts in their distribution of their palliative packages.@OndoStateToday @G_whrei pic.twitter.com/0xn2Vc7gon
— SWA Nigeria (@NigeriaSwa) June 21, 2020