CHILD MARRIAGE: If Saudi can raise the age of marriage to 18, then Nigeria has no excuse —Banky W
Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) head honcho, Banky W has shared his views on child marriage in Nigeria and the need to stop the trend to enable the girl child to get an education.
The R&B singer who took to his official Twitter page on Friday to bare his thoughts
said that if Saudi Arabia where Mecca is located could raise the age of marriage to 18, then Nigeria should follow suit.
According to Banky W, Saudi Arabia had announced the ban on Child marriage in December 2019
stating that the age of marriage for any girl is 18, and thus Nigeria has no excuse to continue the act of child marriage
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” Some Nigerians try to hide behind religion as the reason it should allow them to marry children.
But if Saudi Arabia – the kingdom, the headquarters i.e. Mecca,
can raise the age of Marriage to 18 (because it’s the right thing to do)
then Nigeria has no excuse. #Timeup”
This came two months after the musician cum politician disclosed how he sacked his steward
who was caught stealing food items from his household frequently.
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