Underage Marriage: Nigeria Set to Make It Law

By Nigerians Saving Nigerians: www.nigerianssavingnigerians.org

Nigerian senators are working to amend the constitution of Nigeria. Among other topics of debate in the Nigerian Senate is one of the legal age of a female to enter into marriage in Nigeria. The Nigerian Senate has voted in favour of allowing girls under eighteen years old to lawfully enter into marriage in Nigeria.

Below is a video by Ms. Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo speaking to Nigerian girls about underage marriage.

Nigerian activists and patriots are mobilizing peaceful efforts to voice their disagreement to the pending law that will grant marriage eligibility to every Nigerian under eighteen years old. Below are locations where Nigerians will meet to express their voices in a peaceful way.

“Locations and time for #ChildNotBride signatures | #NaPikinNoBeWife #S29 #ChildNotBrideNG

Petition for #ChildNotBride in PH: Date/Time: Sat. 20th July 2013
Location
PortHarcourt Civic center, Moscow Road. 10am – 2pm. @TouchPH
Date/Time: Sunday, 21st July 2013, 10am-2pm
Locations
PortHarcourt CIWA Catholic Church
House on the Rock, Heritage House.

ABUJA
Date/Time: Sat 20th July, 2013 9am-12pm
Location
Unity Fountain, Near Transcorp Hilton. Maitama. Abuja

LAGOS
Date/Time: Sat 20th July, 2013 9am-12pm
Locations:
1. Ojeez Restaurant, National Stadium Surulere.
2. Alausa Park, Opposite Lagos State Governor’s Office, Ikeja.
3. The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki 4. New African Shrine, Agidingbi, Ikeja.
5. Union Bank, Alaba Junction. Oja-Alaba axis

IBADAN
Date/Time: Sat 20th July, 2013 9am-12pm
Location:
Mokola behind Group medical hospital, Press correspondent building

AKURE

Date/Time: Sat 20th July, 2013 12pm
Location:
Adegbemile Cultural Centre Akure

KADUNA
Date/Time: Mon 22nd July, 2013 9am-12pm
Location:
Lugard Hall Front Gate” – Omojuwa

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