15 sex workers abandon trade as popular pastor intervenes

About fifteen sex workers have confessed their encounter with a popular Nigerian prophet, Jeremiah Fufeyin.

Fufeyin is the spiritual leader of the Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, located in Warri, Delta State.

The prostitutes recounted their horrible experiences before they encountered Prophet Fufeyin, who splashed N15m on them.

In a viral video, Fufeyin, during a church service, asked people who engaged in sex work (prostitution) to accept Jesus Christ and turn from their ways.

About 15 ladies answered the ‘alter call’ and were led to Christ while being offered a Bible.

The cleric, who decried that young people are being pushed into prostitution due to the prevailing situation in the country, said apart from preaching the gospel, people needed a source of living to stop engaging in shameful acts.

He, therefore offered the sex workers and a loyal church worker about N15 million, urging them to start up businesses and contribute meaningfully to the society and the nation’s economy.

“It is not enough for us to lead them to Christ. Some of these people have no one to help them. Today, we are offering you this token through the Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation to support your chosen small-scale business,” Fufeyin said.

Some of the sex workers, who expressed joy, said their lives took a positive turnaround. They confessed that while they were tired of their situations, quitting was impossible due to a lack of alternative livelihood.

One of the beneficiaries, who identified herself as Amarachi from Ebonyi State, said she was not happy about being a sex worker, adding that, “some of us are doing it due to frustration because we do not have anyone to help us.”

According to her, the support has changed her life because of the dangers she usually encounters including fear of ritualists.

“We might be killed. Sometimes it is God that saves us. I am happy about what God has done today. If every man of God should put this into practice, Nigeria will never remain the same,” Amarachi said.

She disclosed that she would be starting up a restaurant while stressing that there was need to save sex workers from the streets.

Identifying herself as Favour, another beneficiary of the fund said she was tired of being a sex worker, disclosing that she had engaged in the act at night before the church service but was forced to church by her friend.

“I am ashamed of it. People are already pointing at me on the street over the job. I have been doing it for two years. I want to plead with other pastors to help people. With this money I will go into make-up and hair business,” Favour said.