COVID-19: We’re suspending services for now – Sex workers
Eniola Akinkuotu, AbujaThe National Coordinator, Nigeria Sex Workers Association, Amaka Enemo, says sex workers in the country have been forced to suspend activities, especially in Lagos and Abuja due to the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Enemo told
The PUNCHon Tuesday that although sex workers offer “essential services” they will remain indoors because their services involve “substantial bodily contact”.She said the association had been able to sensitise its members to the dangers of COVID-19.The national coordinator said, “There is sensitisation across the country including within our network. Sex workers also offer essential services. However, there is no way sex workers can do their work without body contact. So, they are staying at home to watch what happens.
“The government has announced a lockdown and as law-abiding citizens, we will not flout the law. If the government says sit at home, we will all obey because nobody wants to die.“We fall under essential services but ours is peculiar because of the nature of body contact. You cannot compare it to doctors because the doctors are not making full body contact with people the way we do.”
When asked whether only ‘street operations’ had been suspended and if private home services could continue, Enemo said the decision of the association was that “all activities be put on hold”.The national coordinator said, “The lockdown affects street workers and those at home equally. For the sake of their health, they should all stay at home and avoid bodily contact. So, we stay at home but we are sharing materials that will keep them safe.”
When asked to evaluate the financial impact of the lockdown on sex workers, Enemo said it was the same effect artisans were facing.She, however, said it was better to protect one’s health.Enemo added, “Of course it is going to affect them financially but sex workers are not the only ones that make money on a daily basis. It is the same for commercial drivers. Of course, they might have their savings but that does not mean it will not affect them. It is affecting everybody so sex workers are not exempted.”
The national coordinator said her association would accept donations from the government or private sector as this would reduce the impact of the lockdown on members.“If they are willing to help, we will accept it. It is lockdown. Our business is affected,” Enemo added.
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COVID19Tracking : while Germany，U.K are targeting 500,000 200,000 daily testing, Nigeria my country is still contending with random sampling. I pray this pandemic does not overwhelm us. It's so much necessary with the current economic situation No rubbish we no go see. Even these once have association?
Suspend ke 😂😂😂 Poor devils. Never knew they have an association & not sure most eligible members know either. Generally speaking, I am very worried for the likes of barbers, prostitutes, bar & car attendants area boys and transport workers. We need a plan for them. Suggestions are welcome. There is God...
You can still do deliveries , two weeks is along time oo I just weak for this type of headlines.. Wetin Musa no go see for gate?😃🤣😂😃 Cheating married men are stucked with their wife and children, they can do home service for their single men customers No naa... u people would have even done giveaway... wetin Ekaette no go see for oga bedroom sef... everybody must talk
Hmmm...maybe start accepting prepaid discounted subscription for 2021 to sustain cashflow. Hope you are to scope very well stay safe 🙆🏿♂️🙆🏿♂️ Lol 😆 hilarious yo! Better Then where can i get pomo now? Does this people have Association Or how punch take get this message speaking for all em 😏 They can do home delivery
They can as well work from home What about home service? Asking for a friend Thank you, sex workers. I always thought of you all as super spreaders. Your action shows your humanity Make dem no suspend now. Lol 😂 No, they should continue. Many men will welcome home services. Not you guys too Before nko, where customers?. Who wan die
I thought they offered essential services. Men stay at home 🤣 I am weak oo😁😁😁 . So they have have a registered organisation in Nigeria? Are they legal? Imagine. Awon service providers 😀 Yesooo it’s wellooo Thank you. Una do well. Abeg ooo some guys go soapy oooooo Who are they telling? Like they don’t have home service🤷🏽♂️
Oh you people have an Association and PR Consultant now? OK! April fool It won't be easy oo Safety first Who wants die, life is sweet than you waist your life for nonsense. A blessing in disguise.I hope you stop forever Time to refresh... 😆 UNCLE_SEMO olalaymon come and see Ooo!!! No continue ..is corona worse than HIV.....why are u all scared.corona is even scared of your bodies .when there are senators to be infected..na olosho corona go come choose..u dey mad ni
Why now? Life without Olosho Oluwa wetin dey sexculate MATHKING1 Hahaha. Thank you Before nko? Nah service suspend una! party scatter 🎶🎵🎶🎵🎶 Who want knack before Jesus is Lord 😀 funny asl Oloshos don japaa.. CoronaVirus na bastard! 😂 Do u wanna kill us ni,no open bars,no football matches,no lights, NOW OLOSHO ON STRIKE My God my God why art thou forsaken us?
Abi they HV switch to strictly premium service Business has gone bad thanks to COVIK One Nine You guys are on break. Soon you'll resume! Nothing when person no go seeee Madam make una do home service na🤣🤣 How did the reporter get the information. Just curious Ah🤣😂🤣 Cease fire Don't suspend plzzzzzz No need
Guys bulu_kay seyon_hos olahassan na wetin musa no go see for gate!!! 😳 Please essential workers can stay 😩😩 Mad oo No need Na 😤 Is this branch service or Headquarter 😆😆😆😆😆 SO far so good,... It best! Nothing we no go see 😂😂 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 e jebi ademolayusuff04 shenckolee Akinbillls market don scatter gan ooo.... anyway engine go cool small 😂😂😂
Covid 19 prove that their bath-day 🎊certificate is apology to the condom factory 🤰. This is serious ...it has turned to supermarket Even runs girl , who wants to die!! Olosho dey go leave/they must always have a sure bobo in place for quickie... Nothing Naira Marley no go see for Covid19 hand officialnairam1
See dem🤣 theofficialIJE even your sisters are stopping work but you still wanna go to work 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ Not all have suspended oh.. Phase II never join NLC.. Lol Rubish What! 🤣🤣 But Buhari dint mention them in his lockdown speech na Marvinkekeshu 😂 your people Laughing. Better That decision is not sustainable cos they live on daily income.They'll soon give up their service suspension
Noooo make una stop ooo,I dey come see una. 😂 😂 😂 😂 i_amsochi 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I wonder how they will survive this period 😂😂😂 On God 😂 Do these people under Nigeria Labour Congress They suppose do.... Bcos house wives are now in charge during this lockdown.. Tueh!! Yeye Ehy how will i survive this single life now. Them too don stop work, chai
I thought this was not a job or business, how are y'all suspending service🤷 Hahahahahaha Ooin We will miss you badly, may God keep you all safe until we meet again after the scourge. Am suspecting whoever tweeted this Haha the beginning of soapy Lol No need now I no sand uoo 😂 😂 😂 😂 I thought they said sex can kill the virus?
Who is there spokes person? I_Love_Success Una get choice 🤷♂️ INKAN YAN Hahahah daz good and stay safe my ppls😝😝😝 What is the meaning of this? Olosho ooo 🤣🤣🤣🥱🥱🥱 Atleast wives can have rest of mind for few months 🚶🏾♂️🚶🏾♂️🚶🏾♂️ This is a necessity for the libido men na 😏 Waiting we no go see for this world.....
Lol! Bad market 😂😂 Hahahah Please, continue your services It is just day 1 and the twitter handler for punch is already bored to the point he/she thinks asking Olosho 'how market' during lockdown is news worthy 🤦🏾♂️ Even olosho too? Koo need!Ori yin to buru yen! Olagbara ooh No nah, ure lyk health workers too...pls only hospitals and ash houses shld open
Maaaaan umu obiligbo boys, i guess we are about to find out ooo lobatan!! Nonsense may Almighty forgive you B4 nko With men trapped in their homes amind lockdown, wives and authentic girlfriends won, as runs girls have decided to suspend services while Covid-19 still remain a global pandemic. Congratulations to all members of association wives & girlfriends (WAGs)
Wetin dem go drop Na koko koko dem dey get per service Your office is as good as Isolation Centres for desired customers. Hello, hand! ✋ ✔✔✔ I'm going to miss y'all especially the doggy experience Sex worked have Union? Some1 I know is still doing 15k for a night. Can I report her? All businesses are closed now so what are you pple still waiting for?
Rather thoughtful from the President of National Association of Nigerian Olosho. NANO.....cum-rade Ammaka Disapoint Aaaah you are doing well Dem no dey tell blind man say rain dey fall I never heard that there is Nigeria Association of Sex Worker. Safety first Lol Wey una suppose do giveaway😄😄 Thanks 😂😂😂 Odiegwu
Una do well That's good of you ladies Mad ooh 😅😅😂 You don't mean it Before nko. Who dey comot go look for olosho with the lockdown in place. Na house wives dey reign now Mad o 😂 Haaa! Punch! Did you hear it from their mouths Pls guys nor go raping oo 🤣😂 ee 🙄🙄 😀😀😀😀😀 active workers where did you see them
Pls not at this time... Guys are lonely n bored How you go cope naa? So u even have customers that patronize u in this corona virus era? Omo na wa o!!!!smh 😂... P***y go rest 😂 I pity these guys. Which services biko. .... PenKnight2 😂😂 Whhhhhyyyy!!!? Eeya Lol....Power holders, mbok make una suspend so e go tight small for people like us
...why naa... Stop uploading stupid news please Una never still suspend? NCDCgov please go and test all of them. Olosho tun lo sabbaticals 😂 🤣🤣🤣 How are we going to cope? Imagine Life without Olosho Make Dem no suspend na
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