Aisha Buhari believes no girl should be married before 17

by Panshak Ibrahim

According to the incoming First lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, no girl should be married before age 17.

Mrs Buhari took on the role of girl-child advocate while speaking to Channels TV at the Global Women Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She also made a presentation on the dangers women and girls are faced with, while pushing for legislation against early marriage.

Buhari 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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