In their bid to legalise their trade, sex workers operating in Nasarawa State have vowed to form a formidable group in order to resist all manner of harassment from any angle.
This development was relayed through the leader of the group, popularly known as Lady Gaga who noted that her colleagues were willing to go any length in order to protect their business.
She said, “Why will people leave their problems and focus on other people who are struggling for survival? If we chose to use what we have to get what we want, is it anybody’s business?”
New Telegraph reports on Friday, January 9, 2015 stated that Lady Gaga explained that the association will liaise with relevant organisations to provide insurance for all registered members. Additionally, the leader noted that the group would assist their members who might want to acquire additional skills and ensure an elimination of all forms of stigmatisation and ill treatment against their trade.
According to her, sex work is like any other profession that people are into. She wondered why people would chose to look at sex workers as those engaging in illegal thing.
In response to the question of why Zimbabwe, a red light district in Nasarawa State, is like a safe haven for sex workers, she said that Abuja was their operational stronghold until the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasir el-Rufia, demolished most of the suburbs and also placed “unnecessary restrictions” on them.