The Gwaram council area of Jigawa is intensifying its fight against commercial sex workers with an ultimatum for them to vacate within 30 days or be prepared to be married off.
Sexual workers who are not native to the area will be repatriated to their states.
Natives of the area who are ready to give up their sex work business should be prepared to marry.
Before the 30-day deadline, they must submit names of their suitors.
“The council is willing to take on the wedding responsibilities of indigenous sex workers who are willing to give up their trade,” said Zaharadden Abubakar, Chairman of Gwaram.
In a meeting with a delegation of Sara community, a popular weekly market in the local government, Abubakar ordered all commercial sex workers to present the names of their clients before the dateline expired.
He said the council had mobilized the police ahead of the repatriation of non-indigenous sex workers to their states of origin, but Abubakar said the council is prepared to handle the wedding responsibilities of indigenous sex workers who are willing to give up their trade.
Additionally, he ordered the immediate closure of all clubs and beer parlors within the local government area.
Abubakar said the move was intended to tackle immorality in local government.