Wow! Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Speaks Against Child Marriage – Must Read

Below is what he posted on his IG page;

(Marriage of women below 18 years) – Women are suffering from reproductive health challenges were products of such marriages. Time had come when the Muslim community should live by the reality of economic recession and consequences of early marriage.

The era when people gave out their daughters in marriage at early ages and asked the husbands to wait till they were ripe was nothing but a deception. According to me, strategy no longer worked as it had led to cases of divorce and other ugly situations. In the past the rich and the poor married four wives and bore between 30 and 40children because the economy was not only buoyant but also because people were not relying on government for sustenance.

Though the harsh economic realities now make it impossible for
people to feed twice a day these days, “Unfortunately our people do not change and somebody with virtually nothing still give birth to 20or 30 children and this must stop”. There was a need to peg the marriage age now because of the challenges early marriage was posing.

The marriage age in Egypt at present was 18 while that of Malaysia and Morocco were 19 and 17 respectively, asking “Why not we here urgently call for pegging of marriage ages within Muslim Ummah in Nigeria?” Nigerian Muslims also practice the Malikiyas School of thought as these countries, “We should follow suit and peg our own marriage ages for our own good”. I urge the relevant authorities to create a law that would punish anybody that gave birth to children and allowed them to suffer. Most of those neglected children not only turned victims of social vices but also engage in terrorism. – Muhammadu Sanusi IIsanu6

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  • chika bibian

    Well said

  • badmos

    Some people can still act as if all muslim does dat. What can we say to his statement.

  • He spoke well…..hope he keeps to his words

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Well spoken
    Hope he doesn’t go against what he just said tomorrow and cover it up with tradition……………

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    U made a lot of sense sir,its a question that u shud ask ur people

  • kayode akinsanya

    The best thing to do is that government should implement law that will protect the young girls from all the useless clerics

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Even if the government does that, are there no other ways to go against government laws in Nigeria………….There are numerous ways to do that

      • kayode akinsanya


  • WillieBravo

    This one thinking Muslim. I really hope the rest of them someday see the reality the world we live in now and stop practicing their archaic doctrines.

  • emekachilaka

    this man is really making séance