17th October, 2011
Monsignor Gabriel Osu, Director of Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that legalising prostitution was not Nigeriaâ€™s priority for now.
â€œProstitution is not our problem for now, our problem is bad education, bad morals, bad human management, that has even led so many people into prostitution and doing drugs,â€ he said.
Osu urged Nigeriaâ€™s lawmakers to face the reality and give Nigerians good governance, good education and good moral upbringing to minimise prostitution.
NAN reports that the Deputy Senate President, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, has, explained that he did not suggest legalising prostitution during a debate on Human Trafficking in the Senate recently.
.â€œProstitution is not even fashionable, our custom and tradition does not encourage it, but a product of systemic failure in the society.
â€œProstitution is not something that should be glamorised, scripturally, it is condemnable and we say no to it,â€ Osu said.
Pastor Tunde Adebayo of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, told NAN that there were more important issues for the Senate to attend to than legalising prostitution, considering the level of moral degradation in the country currently.
â€œWe live in a country where morals have really gone to the winds; it is not in the best interest of this country for prostitution to be legalised.
â€œI donâ€™t think itâ€™s in our best interest; what should be concerning us right is how to change the orientation of our youths, to the best.