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Anambra Sex Workers Hail Soludo on Road Construction, Plan to Increase ‘Service Charge’


By Izunna Okafor, Awka

Commercial sex workers in Anambra State have commended the State Governor, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo for his beat in infrastructural developments in the State, especially in the area of road construction.

The sex workers gave the commendation while interacting at one of their spots, along Abakaliki Street in Awka, the State capital.

This reporter, Izunna Okafor, who was privileged to listen to their discussion at the ever-busy street over the weekend, gathered that the commendation was specifically in reaction to the construction of the UNIZIK Junction — Okpuno Road in Awka.

Recall that Anambra State government had, some months ago, begun construction and dualization of the UNIZIK Junction — Okpuno Road, which had previously been in a deplorable state and characterized by snarl-up, before government’s intervention.

As work advances, it was observed that laying of 150mm-inch stone base, drainage construction and tarring of the six-kilometer double lane road had long commenced, with an outpour of commendations oozing from different corners.

It was in the spirit of the commendation that the sex workers in the State who frequent and do their business in the area also extolled the Governor in their discussion, after having seen the work advancing to the next level.

Speaking with her colleagues while waiting for patronizers at a beer parlour close to their spots, one of the sex workers, popularly known as Ann, said the outlook of the street had changed.

“Nna omor I see say things don dey change here ooo, everywhere don clear. E be like say the man don increase the speed of the work. I see say him don tar the road dey enter Isu self. Omor no be small thing, before you know am, here go be like London. The man dey try shàá, the man dey try!” she said, while puffing some chunk of cigarettes’ smoke into the air.

“No, serious the man dey try well well, I dey even reason say the whole road go ready soon make people dey fit come out well for night, at least make person dey see better customer; nah dat one be my concern abeg,” another sex worker identified as Julie contributed during the lively interaction.

“But omor my anger with the man be say him come demolish our shanty. The thing been still dey vex me since that time o. The man dey try for Anambra shàá, but that particular thing still dey vex me. I even hear say him give some youths N2.bn recently make them share use help themselves after they learn skills. Although me no see my own collect ooo, abe we no follow for youths, abe this one wey we dey do here no be skill?” Mma said in her own contribution.

The sex workers, who encouraged the Governor to continue with his good works, further expressed optimism that the road would favour their business when completed, even as speculations abound that they may increase their service charge anytime soon, due to high cost of things in the country.

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