Grow Sum Mo’: Aisha Buhari Says No Girl Should Be Married Before 17

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Wife of the President-Elect of Nigeria Muhammad Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has learnt her voice to the plight of young girls forced to leave home young for marriage.

Buhari had made the comment at an appearance at the Global Women Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She said:

”We have heard so much from the Ministers of Women affairs from different countries. We are trying to tally it with what is happening in Nigeria, to find out how we are lacking and in which aspect of women affairs that we are lacking and the ones that we have gone ahead. I think so far its quite encouraging.”

“We just need to put everything in practice than being in theory.  If the government can stand up and say every girl child must attend basic primary and secondary school education before getting married.”

“I think nobody, no girl should be married before the age of 17 because if you really attend secondary school, you will have to be like 16 and 17 and I think by the time you are 18- 20, its quite a moderate time of having a child”.



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