New Policy: No Cash, No Sex- Commercial Sex Workers Insist


The untold hardship across Nigeria is seriously having its effect as commercial sex workers in Edo State were crying bitterly over cash crunch.

The sex workers mostly young ladies who ply their trade at various centres in Benin City and its environment in a chat with on Monday night complained bitterly about the non availability of cash to meet up with their day to day activities.

Some of the sex workers at Ihama Road, GRA who poured out their grievances noted that despite receiving their payment through bank transfer, but they found it difficult to withdraw either from banks or POS operators.

They added that this has affected their businesses as they have been living at the mercy of few others who were lucky to have cash to lend them pending till when the situation will be normalized.

Similarly, another set of night workers based at Boundary road corroborated with their counterparts at Ihama but frowned at the way Edo State Government and bank officials were handling the matter.

While those at Agip Area by Country Home road categorically stated that they have stopped transaction except for those with cash. They chorused: “No cash, no sex, that’s the option.”