I "inherited horrible Concession Agreements" -aviation minister By Amiru Adamu Prostitutes have been in business from time immemorial and are viewed as social outcasts by all generations from way back then to date.
Prostitution in Nigeria has thrived despite religious injunctions and countless laws enacted against it.
Though the act of prostitution is still practiced in brothels and streets of major cities all over Nigeria today, the dark trade has shifted and is flourishing in Nigeria’s higher institutions of learning.
She is a student at one of the teacher training institutions of a certain Northern state. is a prostitute and a pimp of some sort; she explained how she operates to me.
Every evening she said, “I visit a hotel where I have a contact who supplies girls to people, mostly highly placed personalities and politicians.
My contact usually requests for 5 to 10 girls to be brought and if there is an event in town, he requests for up to 30 girls or more at a time.” When I asked her how she manages to get such a number of girls, she said, “I have more than 200 phone numbers of girls who are ever ready to render service anytime I call upon them.” Her story is just one out of thousands of such transactions being carried out in our society today.
Or is prostitution part of the academic achievements? My reason for so saying is the fact that most of the students who practice such trade do not take their studies seriously, but still manage to pass and graduate with flying colours because they sleep with some of their lecturers and pay some for grades from the proceeds of prostitution.
Though prostitution has been in existence in Nigeria long before now, I believe the present high rise being witnessed is not unconnected with the fact that our politicians who are the major customers of the “academic prostitutes” are paying a lip service to the menace.
They patronize the girls in the night and climb unto the moral high ground in the morning calling for action to be taken to curb the menace.
I recently interacted with a young lady whom I will like to refer to as madam K.
One may be wondering why the act will be flourishing in our institutions, under the very nose of the authorities concerned?
One of the reasons I believe is the misconceived notion that students of higher institutions of learning are adults, hence at liberty to behave as they wish most especially outside the lecture halls.