Imagine how a child would be put in a family way at her very tender age.
A grown up man who thinks he is on top of world then takes a girl who is young enough to be his daughter as a wife is not menat to be in existence now.
Places where such custom is being practiced have People Living With Issues With Common Sense
A Facebook User, Alfa Bolondes (who has since taken down his account) shared photos from a wedding ceremony between his cousin and a young girl.
Alfa Bolondes went on to defend the action when someone pointed out that she’s too young. He said that since she can have sex, she’s not young again.
When asked who organised the marriage, he said “Na her family na”. He added that she’s “happy” after someone pointed out that she doesn’t look happy.
The Nigerian Constitution does not establish a minimum age of marriage, but the Child Rights Act (CRA), which was adopted in 2003, sets the age of marriage at 18 years old. However, only only 24 State Houses of Assembly (as at 2016), have adopted it as law. As a result, in some areas of the country the minimum age of marriage can be as low as 12 years-old.
The following states are yet to adopt the legislation: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Enugu, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara.
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