Justice Kazeem Alogba of the Lagos State High Court on Thursday called for intensified actions to end child marriage and secure a bright future for thousands of girls in the country.
Alogba said in Lagos that the high rate of child marriage in the country was becoming unbearable.
He said the judiciary, NGOs with biased for protecting child-brides and individuals should collaborate to end the social vice for the good of the society.
The UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2016 Report stated that in Nigeria, 43 per cent of girls were married off before their 18th birthday while 17 per cent suffered the same fate before they turned 15.
It said that the prevalence of child marriage varied widely from one region to another, with figures as high as 76 per cent in the North West region and as low as 10 per cent in the South East.
Alogba described child marriage as…
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