Child Marriage: Senator Yerima Fires Back at Critics
Controversial Senator, Ahmed Sani Yerima has reportedly fired back at the criticism that has trialed his objection to an earlier resolution of the Nigerian Senate to peg the age limit of marriage for women at 18.
The Senate had during the voting on constitutional amendment voted to expunge section 29(4)b of the 1999 constitution that provides for what constitutes a full age, but the Senator after the voting has been concluded called for repeat of the vote which eventually allowed the section of the constitution to remain.
The Senator berated the critics, saying that the early marriage is the least problem facing Nigeria.
Below is the full statement reportedly made by the Senator. We must state however that this has not been independently verified by Abusidiqu.com
Nigeria has many uncountable problems and none of them is early marriage. As a matter of fact early marriage the solution to about half of our problems.
For those who wonder if I can give my daughter(s) out in marriage at the age of 9 or 13, I tell you most honestly, I can give her out at the age of 6 if I want to and its not your business. This is because I am a Muslim and I follow the example of the best of mankind, Muhammad ?????? ??????? ???????? ????????? .
In Islam, marriage is not only about sex, it is about family and helping one another in achieving their goals, which is the attainment of Paradise.
In Islam, a girl can be given out in marriage as early as 6 years old, but consummation of the marriage can only be done when the girl becomes physically mature and she gives her consent to it because unlike English law, it is not permissible for a man to rape his wife in Shari’ah Law.
So what can anybody tell me?
~ I live in a city where young girls at the age of 12 have already became serial fornicators and cannot count the number of man they’ve had sex with.
~ I live in a City where primary school children disvirgin themselves behind toilets on Valentine day.
~ I live in a city where young girls flood the street at night looking for men that would give them N500 to have sex with them.
~ I live in a city where parents send their daughters out overseas to prostitute and send dollars down.
~ I live in a City where Government officials pick undergraduates from University car parks with Coastal Buses to wild sex parties.
~ I live in a city where abortion is so common that even a Chemist shore owner can perform abortion with just N2,500.
These are your daughters, and this should worry you and not Yerima’s private matters. So ask me again why I support early marriage and I will slap the Jinn out of your head.
– Senator Ahmad Sani Yarima
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