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Lockdown: Nigerian Sex Workers Cries Out As COVID-19 Shuts Market Sales



The compulsory stay-at-home directive has affected daily livelihood of Commercial Sex workers in major cities in Nigeria.

Naija News learnt that some parts of Lagos, most brothels and hotels had lost its original bustle as brothels around Okota, Ire-Akari, Ikorodu, Ikeja, Bolade and Ajah areas of Lagos, were seen lamenting the impact of the lockdown on their trade.

At a popular pup on Ire-Akari street, Isolo, some of these commercial sex workers were sighted at about 11 pm Wednesday, looking for any stray customer to ‘service’

In an outburst of anger, one of them, spoke in pidgin, ” e no go better to this stupid coronavirus, wey come spoil market for us “. In response, her colleagues burst into laughter, cursing under their breath at the same time.

In what seemed like answered prayer to their petition, a grey coloured Venza car stopped in front of them. Immediately, these ladies in their skimpy bum shorts scrambled towards the car, trying to outrun the other, in order to gain the motorist’s attention.

But the expression of excitement on their faces turned to disappointment, as the motorist turned out to be a lady, who alighted to check one of the tyres that deflated.