Aisha Buhari Seeks Legislation Against Early Marriage
The wife of Nigeria’s President-elect, Aisha Buhari, called for legislation against early marriage on Channels TV on the sideline of the Global Women Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She declared that left to her, no girl should be married before attaining the age of 17.
“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, it’s quite a moderate time of having a child,” She said.