Help to stop Nigeria Senate from allowing underage marriages of our daughters
We reject the argument of Ahmed Yerima that the proposal for the deletion of section 29 (4)(b) which states that "any woman who is married shall be deemed of full age" is at variance with Islamic law. The constitution of Nigeria is the supreme law of the country. While we hail the constitution review process led by the Senate and the House of Representatives, we reject the argument of Senator Ahmed Yerima that the proposal for the deletion of section 29 (4) (b) which states that "any woman who is married shall be deemed of full age. Section 29 of the Nigerian constitution provides that the age of adulthood ( which also doubles for age of consent for marriage to be eighteen years). However, clause in section 29 (4b ) provides a loophole that makes it possible for any man to marry underage minors, and we want this clause completely deleted. We need your help to achieve that goal. Too many girls as young as 9 years old are taken by men as old as 50 years for wives. In the past years, there has been too many cases of these child wives dying from childbirth or complications from having sex too early and we want this to stop..... Help us put a stop to it by signing the petition. Help save our young daughters from this cruelty. Thank you.