FG refuses to criminalise marriage between sickle cell carriers


President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
The Federal Government on Friday said it would not criminalise marriage between carriers of sickle cell disease in the country.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Linus Awute, disclosed this in Abuja at a news conference organised to mark the 2015 World Sickle Cell Day.
The government was reacting to speculations that it was pursuing a legislation to ban marriage between victims of the disease.
He said the Federal Government through the ministry would rather adopt aggressive public sensitisation that would be geared towards creating more awareness about the disease in Nigeria.
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Source:: PM Newspaper