Bauchi State Governor has pledged to marry off at least 100 repentant Ashawo
The Bauchi State Government has pledged to marry off at least 100 repentant commercial sex workers who indicated interest and presented themselves to the state’s Hisbah Department.
The Permanent Secretary in charge of the department, Alhaji Aminu Balarabe-Isah, made this known on Tuesday at the formal inauguration of vocational training for 575 repentant commercial sex workers in Bauchi.
He said the government would sponsor the weddings of both Muslim and Christian women among them, and provide them with dependable and reliable sources of livelihood.
“We would facilitate the entire process after obtaining their consent and that of their parents and guardians before the marriage takes place,” he added.
He commended them for taking the bold decision to renounce the practice, which may affect their lives negatively and place a permanent stigma on them.
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