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A Cry To UN: Stop The Nigerian Senate From Making Under-Age Marriage The Law!

Senzeni with her three-week-old baby Hannah

The Nigerian senate has just authorized a language that would certainly eliminate the protection for girls and women from repeatedly being raped in the guise of early marriage.

New York-based Guttmacher Institute’s research records that the Nigerian authorities have actually been falling short to carry out sexual wellness education and learning for years and now, the Nigerian senate has made it part of the Nigerian Constitution to give adult men the right to take any sort of girl as a spouse, even as young as 10 years.

Below is the us senate’s brand-new rule:
Here is the senate’s new rule: “”The Nigerian Senate also resolved to alter Section 29 (a) of the constitution that stipulates that a woman shall not be qualified for marriage until she attains the 18 years as they deleted age specification for women being married from the draft constitution and left the marriage age for women open. The Senate claimed that a woman is deemed to be “full of age” once she is married irrespective of the age she did so.”

We require your help to get ACTION from the United Nations to stop the federal government of Nigeria from this severe prejudice!

Aid our young girls grow up to reach their God-given capacity.

Senzeni with her three-week-old baby Hannah

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  1. 1

    You guys are fools… If your religion allow extra marital sex Islam doesn't. I've seen a cases of 12 year old girls giving birth in Bayelsa and many Christian dominated states.. Your problem the Word "Marriage" you are so disturbed with early marriage but comfortable with early sex and early pregnancy so long as it is outside wedlock. I always wonder about the level of ignorance of Nigerian Christians. Do you know that age of consent in UK and USA is 16? while that of France is 13, Spain 14, Mexico 12.. Yet you said you are copying them… Read wide and stop disgracing your selves.

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      pl pl, thanks guys for making this guy understand religion is the issue here, Mr Sagir Yaqub pl don involve religion in this. face the real issue pl. like my friends said when time reach everyone will give account to God how he or she lived his or her life.

  2. 3

    Dats d problem with you.. U rarely can argue without bringing religion to play… What is d insult for??? If u r seriouz with your faith, u better correct some issues like Insults etc…

  3. 4

    I assume that logical way of defending ones faith should not be based on insult on social media. For Gods sake anybody can marry whatever and have countless number of children if he can but surely he will account for the mess he would leave behind someday. If the House like let them marry 3 yrs old girls, most of them are idle minded people, they cannot innovate, create vibrations to make Africa land of attraction for sustainable technologies for now and future. When wise men are busy conquering their world with God given wisdom and visions, some people are busy conquering 4, 5,6 women on bed every night. That's why we are where we are as a Nation. Please keep religion out of this matter.

  4. 5

    This is once again the problem of a fallen nation because no sane nation will give a 10 year old girl out in marriage!!!@Sagir!!! You and your shameless cohorts must think women are ‘tools’ do you think of the medical and psychological implication to the girl child, go around the hospitals and see innocent young girls suffering from the pains and stigma of VVF as a result of early sex, Speak from evidence, do your research, as statistics show within Nigeria that northern girls engage in early sex more than other parts of the country. I hope a man your fathers age marries your 10 yr old daughter then you will exhibit some common sense when you write on social media!!!!

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    when irresponsible people are given mantle of leadership all they think of is nothing but stupid things they call law and amendment.for a country in this 21st century to pass such a law shows how irresponsible many of our leaders are.shame on the senate,stupid old men that do nothing but go around sleeping with little girls and risking the future of such girls.they go into power to loot and not to better this for the argument that islam says that once the parents of the girl gives a go ahead then no problem,the question is all those girls suffering from vvf as a result of early marriage what has islam done for them,a religion that is stagnant and does not encourage change or flexibility is something that should be a crucial time like this all the so called senate can do is to sit lazily and pass a law in favour of early marriage shows we have mad people in the senate

    • 7

      @ vera u spoke my mind, it is really bad, when i heard it i almost cried, how will men sit and agree in dis modern times dat it is ok to marry a girl 10yrs and below, how wicked can dey be. smh God ll help us but let us not stand and do nothing let us stand and fight dis, kids are dying,been raped and their lives wasted cos of dis cruelty

  6. 8

    this is totally nonsense ….and i dont really blame people that involve Islamic law into this issue cos most of this people are all nonentity and illiterate..hadn’t been the ethnics group were all in different nation,has their own constitution and territory all this wouldnt have happend cos everybody would knws what his or her culture and tradition is all about.. ….

  7. 9

    ur comment clearly shows ur ignorance level. For God's sake, where is fornication not practiced? Learn to differentiate religion from a region's culture and tradition

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    @ sagir yaqub, its obvious that you are a fool, why in God's name will u bring religion into this? Besides does early marriage stop fornication in young girls? You are obviously blinded by your sex urge. By all means marry a new born baby if you so wish, it just depicts you as the animal you are.

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