A Girl Must Attain 17 Years Before Marriage – Aisha Buhari

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By Junior Otabono

Wife of President-elect, Aisha Buhari, has stated that a girl should attain the age of 17 before thinking of getting married.

The incoming First Lady made this assertion while speaking to Channels TV on the sideline of the Global Women Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

According to her, “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, it is 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, it’s quite a moderate time of having a child,” she said.

 

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