The FCT Administration has refuted speculations in the media that its has budgeted 5billion naira to check and rehabilitate Prostitutes and Destitute in the capital territory
In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Administration said only 150 million Naira was appropriated in this year's budget to tackle the menace of prostitutes and related social vices in the Capital territory
Statement signed by Nosike Ogbueyi, Special Assistant on Media to the FCT Minister said the clarification became imperative following what it called misleading media reports arising from last Thursday’s Senate debate of the FCT Administration’s 2013 budgetary proposals purporting that the sum of N5billion was proposed for rehabilitation of prostitutes and destitute in Abuja
The Administration pointed out that rehabilitation of destitute and commercial sex workers is part of the schedule of the Social Development Secretariat of the Administration, explaining that the entire budget of the Social Development Secretariat for the 2013 fiscal year is N4.7billion only.
Out of this amount, according to the statement, the sum of N931.3 million is for Personnel cost; N1.6billion for overhead expenditure and N2.2billion for Capital expenditure while the sum of N150million only is for evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute, commercial sex workers and other vulnerable persons.