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Constitution Review: CAN seek ban of under 18 marriages in Nigeria

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The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, has advocated that 18 years must be the minimal age for marriage within the nation.

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The Christian physique disclosed this on the ongoing public listening to organized by the Home of Representatives Particular Committee On The Evaluation Of The Structure in Akure, Ondo State capital.

In accordance with the CAN President, Olasupo Ayokunle, the place was made in an effort to shield underage residents from early marriage and abuse.

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Ayokunle, who was represented by the Ondo State CAN Chairman, John Oladapo, whereas presenting the place of CAN on the public listening to lamented that the girl-child has been uncovered to collection of indecent custom in some components of the nation.

CAN additionally advocated the rights of females, to contest or search appointment primarily based on equal alternatives that safe their lively participation in politics.

“It must be made a legislation that anyone beneath the age of 18years just isn’t matured sufficient for marriage throughout the nation. That’s the submission.

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“We advocate that the structure shall carry readability and emphasis to recognising and affirming eighteen years because the age of maturity and that for sexual consent.

“Assure for the rights of ladies and ladies, females, to contest or search appointment primarily based on equal alternatives that safe their lively participation in politics.”

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