Bauchi State Shariah Commission Says it will repatriate all commercial sex workers operating in the state back to their various state of origin to help them engage in meaningful ventures.
Barr. Aminu Balarae Isah, the Permanent Commissioner in charge of Hisbah at the State Shariah Commission gave the indication at a pre-Ramadan sensitization workshop held at Bayan Gari Area, a suburb of the state metropolis that houses commercial sex workers.
Barr Aminu said the resolution was not to arrest or humiliate them, but to enable them to get a more decent source of livelihood.
He said that before their repatriation, the commission will take their data through a headcount of all the commercial sex workers operating in the state.
According to him, the repatriation would be done in collaboration with their various states and local government areas.
The commissioner said that the data would be used to provide economic empowerment for them, adding that seed capital will be provided to enable them to be self-reliant.
“We’re not here to arrest you but rather to help and repatriate you to your various local government areas and states of origin so that you can engage yourselves in a meaningful and decent life.”
He said sex workers of Bauchi extraction would be supported to get suitable spouses that will marry them off, just as the commission would provide them with all the necessary marital beddings and furniture.