Legalize prostitution - Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Published On: October 5, 2011, 10:22 am
Author: Ibe Daniel Okereke
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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu yesterday asked the Senate to consider the possibility of legalising prostitution in the country.

 

Speaking during debate on a motion on the scourge of human trafficking in the country, Ekweremadu said since it has become impossible to stop prostitution in the land, the Senate should consider regulating the act in the country.
 

According to him “we need to regulate prostitution in this country so that if anyone wants to indulge in prostitution, the person should be registered and issued with a license. If we say we want to stop it, it would be difficult. It is done in other countries; let us regulate it by issuing license.”

Also speaking on the matter, Senate President David Mark said it is difficult to stop the act of prostitution saying “the FCT administration has been trying to stop but they are facing stiff resistance because the prostitutes have their association and even their own legal adviser. It is a reasonably organised bad profession.”

While debating on the motion that centred on human trafficking, several senators advocated for amendment to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Act to provide for capital punishment for those involved in human trafficking.

The position followed a motion on the scourge of human trafficking in the country moved by Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta (PDP, Niger East) and 33 other senators.

In his motion, Kuta said though NAPTIP is struggling to tackle the menace of human trafficking in the country, “the situation has been on the increase and has been identified as the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, second only to drug trafficking and fraud.

In his contribution, Senator Uche Chukwumerije (PDP, Abia) said “we should upgrade the punishment for human trafficking to capital punishment. Equally to be joined are all the security personnel that are along the route where it take place. I don’t believe that it is happening without the knowledge of the security agencies along the entry and exit points.”

Also commenting, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (PDP, Borno South) said there is need for more punitive measures to end the menace saying “human trafficking is not only in terms of export. We have house boys and girls in the country that don’t have any future. Most of them are not even up to the age specified by law. They work for so many years and all they get is commendation without any form of future.”

On his part, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed (CPC, Kaduna North) expressed worry on the ugly dimension of human ritual to the crime of trafficking in persons. He revealed several instances of victims kidnapped and used for ‘devil worship’.

After the debate, Senate directed its committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters to carry out further legislative action on the matter and report back to the whole Senate.


-- ndycharly (m) at 5-10-2011 01:20PM
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I think the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has a point. And by so doing it will form an avenue for government to raise funds for motherless baby houses. They equally pay taxes.....am support of that motion......
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-- zeigbo (m) at 5-10-2011 03:52PM
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Instead of dis yeye people go talk of how dem go take reduce poverty them dey there talk rubish 

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-- toibeli (m) at 5-10-2011 04:08PM
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Legalize prostitution in Nigeria? It's already  legal, even the senators use their services Cheesy
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-- switlizzy (f) at 5-10-2011 04:12PM
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toibeli na true u talk jor
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-- kush_360 (m) at 5-10-2011 04:34PM
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of all the problem we get for naija na how to legalize prostitution some idiot dey talk about........ na wa o nobody is talking bout boko haram, ASUU etc.
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-- exter (f) at 5-10-2011 04:45PM
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legalized prostitution with license in Nigeria is another avenue generation.
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-- celmatador (m) at 5-10-2011 04:47PM
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Quote from: toibeli on  5-10-2011 04:08PM
Legalize prostitution in Nigeria? It's already  legal, even the senators use their services Cheesy
GBAM!

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-- celmatador (m) at 5-10-2011 04:48PM
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Quote from: toibeli on  5-10-2011 04:08PM
Legalize prostitution in Nigeria? It's already  legal, even the senators use their services Cheesy

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-- Gorah (m) at 5-10-2011 04:48PM
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 is really happening in our world today? How can a Deputy Senate President encourage such? Although they are the one patronizing the prostitute infact i really pity his so-called wife. How can he start comparing Nigeria with other countries in terms legalizing prostitution? Its really a shameful thing for our so-called leaders. God will help us in this country. Very soon they will legalize lesbians and gay.
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-- Gorah (m) at 5-10-2011 04:49PM
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What is really happening in our world today? How can a Deputy Senate President encourage such? Although they are the one patronizing the prostitute infact i really pity his so-called wife. How can he start comparing Nigeria with other countries in terms legalizing prostitution? Its really a shameful thing for our so-called leaders. God will help us in this country. Very soon they will legalize lesbians and gay.
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-- interpo77 (m) at 5-10-2011 04:53PM
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well, for the fact that prostitution is an act that many countries has legalised , in such way ,they can now pay taxes n do it in a way saludly,
its painfull that in nigeria we faced thousands of trouble, but the most paifull is that , instead the so called senator would  engage in something more better than prostitution
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-- keke405 (m) at 5-10-2011 04:53PM
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IT IS A VERY GOOD IDEA TO LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE OUR BELOVED COUNTRY IN SO MANY WAYS LIKE PAYING OF TAX , HOSPITAL CONTROL  CARD AND MAYBE EVEN GIVE THEM A PLACE TO OPERATE SO THEY DONT MAKE OUR STREETS TO LOOK LIKE GHETTO i dont know the reason some of my fellow naija dey talk as if they think with their anus you cant expect the government to change everything at once is step by step
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-- kattie77 (f) at 5-10-2011 05:04PM
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Edo girls will be happy with dis,no need to go international,dey will do it on national level








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-- Geematrix (m) at 5-10-2011 05:07PM
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if it will bring down the growin numba of prostitutes....
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-- Donvict9ja (m) at 5-10-2011 05:17PM
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Naija don spoil finish,sodom
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-- charlym (m) at 5-10-2011 05:36PM
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Well the so called deputy senate president know better.
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-- Alphamale (m) at 5-10-2011 05:38PM
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Let the government give Nigerians electricity and leave ashawo alone.

These guys get paid roughly a quarter of the country's budget and the only thing
they consider "serious" is prostitution?...I think they should be talking of security,
unemployment, NEPA, etc.
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-- emma1999 (m) at 5-10-2011 05:58PM
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oga senator ike, you tried but, i feel that is not the major problem we are having at hand now. please do go to security, education, poverty eradication and employment for all
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-- smallboy10 (m) at 5-10-2011 06:03PM
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Since senator want to legalize prostitution for 9ja let them give license for there wives and daughters for at lease 3 years for them to start. GOD forbid
      
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