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Child Marriage In Nigeria:a Reflection Of Some Contradictions In Laws-bar Odunay by Honbright(m): 7:34am On Apr 13, 2020
By Tunde Olorungbotemi


Child marriage is prevalent in societies /communities where poverty is endemic and the proceeds gotten from giving out a girl child are most used to cater for other members of the family, VOICE AIR Media reports.

Child marriage is majorly done, by the betrothal of a girl child below 18 years to a man much older or old enough to be the girl bride father.

Statutorily defined, a child is a person under the age of 14 years, while a young person is between the age of 14 and 17 years.

The convention on the right of the child, defines a child as a human being below the age of 18 years, unless under the law applicable to the minority is attained earlier.

African charter on the right and welfare of the child defines a child in articles to mean every human below the age of 18 years.

From all 8 given above it is trite that a child is below 18 years is not capable of making a lifelong decisions herself and shouldn’t be forced to make a lifelong commitment to marriage even by the parent or guardian of such person.

By the provisions of SECTION 29 OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AS AMENDED.


Section 29 (4) a and b is reproduced seriatim... CONTINUE READING Below @ https://www.voiceairmedia.com/2020/04/child-marriage-in-nigeria-reflection-of.html

Re: Child Marriage In Nigeria:a Reflection Of Some Contradictions In Laws-bar Odunay by Jayjezey: 7:36am On Apr 13, 2020
This post is directed at some particular group of people (mind u, I didn't call names)

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