The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Olufemi Michael Abikoye, has called on relevant authorities to help halt the increasing number of young Nigerians engaging in prostitution in Ghana.
Abikoye revealed this during a meeting with the Nigerian community at the Ceeta-Kel Hotel in Kumasi.
He disclosed that he has also met with no fewer than 500 Nigerian girls who were trafficked to Ghana as commercial sex workers in Kumasi.
Abikoye, however, pleaded with the Ghana authorities to secure decent jobs for them.
The High Commissioner, who was almost in tears, lamented that the girls who engage in prostitution were denting the image of Nigeria.
“Go and see what aged 14, 15 little girls are doing here.
“I mean, I am a parent and it is something that bothers my heart that can make me cry.
“How can a 10-year-old, a 12-year-old girl be engaging in this type thing?
“Is that the place I should be going?
“Is that what I should do as High Commissioner?”