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N150m Not N5bn Budgeted For Prostitutes, Destitute Rehab

N150m Not N5bn Budgeted For Prostitutes, Destitute Rehab

The FCT Administration (FCTA) has denied that the sum of N5billion was proposed for rehabilitation of prostitutes and destitute in Abuja saying only N150 million has been budgeted for same in the 2013 budget.

In a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the FCT Minister, Nosike Ogbuenyi, the the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) pointed out that rehabilitation of destitute and commercial sex workers (prostitutes) is part of the schedule of its Social Development Secretariat. According to the statement, “the empirical truth is that the entire budget of the Social Development Secretariat for the 2013 fiscal year is N4.7billion only”.

The sum of N150million only out of this amount is for evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute, prostitutes (commercial sex workers) and other vulnerable persons, the statement added.

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