President-elect’s wife speaks against child marriage

Aisha Buhari also called for relevant laws to be enacted to ensure that young girls are protected from early marriage.

Aisha buhari

Wife of Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has spoken out against child marriage.

Aisha Buhari also called for relevant laws to be enacted to ensure that young girls are protected from early marriage.

Mrs Buhari made the statements while speaking at the Global Women Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to Channels TV.

She also reportedly gave a presentation on dangers that women and girls encounter daily.

Mrs Buhari said further that global legislation remained the solution to most challenges facing women.

“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,” she said.

“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,” she added.

The conference was attended by women from Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, all of whom spoke on unique challenges faced by women in their areas.

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