THE wife of Nigeria’s President-elect, Aisha
Buhari, has said that no girl should be married before age 17.
According to online reports Aisha stated this
while speaking to Channels TV at the sideline of
the Global Women Conference held in Buenos
She reportedly said: “We have heard so much
from the Ministers of Women affairs from
“We are trying to tally it with what is happening
in Nigeria, to find out how we are lacking and in
which aspect of women affairs that we are lacking
and the ones that we have gone ahead. I think, so
far, it is quite encouraging.
“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
“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.