The Akwa Ibom Government has announced it would evacuate commercial sex workers from the streets of Uyo.
Dr Glory Edet who is the the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare made the announcement during a Town Hall Meeting with representatives of female students in tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom.
Edet said the prostitutes constituted nuisance along the streets of the state capital, adding that it was not good for the image of the state.
“As a ministry, we play a major role in the implementation of programmes that promote the development of women”.
“It is, therefore, necessary to provide orientation for young women to enable them to grow into responsible mothers”, she said.
She called on the students to always respect constituted authorities, engage in meaningful ventures, dress decently and shun cultism in school.
The commissioner also urged female students to inculcate the spirit of hard work, humility and fear of God for brighter future.
The commissioner called on women in leadership position to be good representatives by exhibiting excellent and quality leadership.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Matters, Miss Otobong Akpan, commended the state government for providing a platform to guide the students.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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