Currently there is a call and a bill before the Nigerian Senate to allow girls under age of 18 to get married.
The move has been criticized on many platforms by some women in Nigeria. The latest woman to add her voice is actress Yvonne Okoro who is of Ghana and Nigeria lineage.
She tweeted: “If the girl isn’t old enough 2 (to) take part in election then she’s young enuff (enough) not to take an erection.” Her tweet was accompanied by a campaign advertisement which read, “Give the Girl Child A Pen Not A Penis,” to make obvious her position on the issue which has gained international attention.
Indeed if a girl below 18 is considered too young to vote why must she be allowed to marry?