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Aisha Buhari Vows To Wage War Against Under-Aged Marriage In Nigeria

Aisha Buhari First LadyAisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that she would wage relentless war against under-aged marriage in many parts of the country.
Mrs. Buhari, who spoke today, Saturday, at the opening of a two-day conference for Children’s Rights and Family in Abuja, stressed that she would champion not only war against under-aged marriages but on proper education for girl-child.
The President’s wife, who was represented by Mrs. Mairo Almakura, wife of Nasarawa state governor, Umar Tanko Almakura, said that she is currently working on the rehabilitation of children affected by the insurgency in the North East.
Aisha Buhari appealed to the government at all levels to take the issue of child rights seriously by opening ways for them to realize their full potentials in life.
She asked the government to create conducive atmosphere for their growth and development in all spheres, adding that without a well-nurtured children of today, the future of the society is bleak
This was even as the minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hajiya Khadija Bukar Abba, through her representative, regretted that some states in Nigeria are yet to embrace the Child Rights Act, by taking good care of children in their domains.
She called for redouble efforts to make the children enjoy their rights and protection from all harms and prejudices.
The minister argued that no child is born as a violent person, asking the society not to allow the children to continue to learn from bad people on how to be violent.
“We should resolve today that peace begins with us; this should form part of the larger Change Begins With Me, which President Muhammadu Buhari launched a forhtnight ago.” [myad]

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