In celebration of the 2019 May Day celebration , Lagos sex workers came represented as they marched at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, under the umbrella of Ohotu Diamond Women Initiative.
The sex workers marched fearlessly for equal rights without any fear they could be arrested or that their faces may be seen by members of the public who know them personally.
The group carried a big banner, with the inscription:
. “Sex workers need rights, not rescue.”
This is the way the Lagos sex workers have decided to take part in the 2019 Workers’ Day commemoration.
Sex workers in Nigeria have been facing some major arrests, victimization and molestation in recent times and this move may come as a show of courage.
Recently about 70 female night club goers arrested and allegedly molested in Abuja following a raid by officers of the Nigerian Police.