20 November 2012

Nigeria: Owerri - Women Protest Against Nude Clubs

Owerri — Women under the aegis of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday staged a pea-ceful protest in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, against the operation of nude hotels, sex hawking, and indecent dressing among others.

The protesting women matched through the major street of Owerri from Ikenegbu to Mbonu Ojike, IMSU junction to Works Layout, before moving down to Okigwe roundabout.

They later moved to Concord Avenue through Nekede road and World Bank, after delivering their message.

Our correspondent reports that the women carried placards with inscriptions such as 'enough of nudity', 'say not to prostitution', 'your body is the temple of God', among others.

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Religious Affairs, Pastor Henrietta Jacobs, who led the women, said the demonstration was in support of the Rochas administration decision to close down all nude clubs in the city.

She said Imo women were out to make a history that would put an end to what she described as social ills committed by women against women in the society. She added that the time has come to discourage young girls from exposing their bodies for money.

She lamented that the nude clubs were encouraging young women to engage in prostitution, unchaste and promiscuous way of life.

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