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The Child Marriage menance and the Constitution's romance!

Section 29 (4) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the FRN provides that;
"Any woman who is married shall be deemed to be of full age"

However Section 29 (4) (a) of the 1999 Constitution of the FRN provides the consideration for full age as "18years". This provisions are completely bipolar. Whilst one intends to safeguard, the latter is made to destroy what the former is protecting.

This constitution therefore entrenched child marriage! Where any law is inconsistent with the constitution, it becomes null and void,how then can child marriage be abolished when the constitution recognizes the a married woman who is less than 18years! The test of abolition of child marriage in Nigeria has failed,as the instruments of Government has closed their eyes to it. Yes, I know you would say this is rampant in the north,but there are residual in the south too. Anyway we are all Nigerians and for this purpose I would generalize. 
I really appreciated the movie by Stephanie Linus (Dry), it is ingenious of her to have furthered this cause.

I really pray that something is done to curb child marriage permanently, maybe criminalize it like Homosexuality...but this debate is one of our nation's most controversial theatrical displays. SMH.


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