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Nigeria has a very high incidence of early marriage.

December 02, 2016 lawson james 0 Comments

Nigeria has a very high incidence of early marriage

49 per cent of women are married before they are 18 years. Early marriage is extremely harmful for girls. Girls under 18 are more likely to suffer from fistula, to die in childbirth and to give birth to stillborn babies. The good news is that today the Vice President of Nigeria Prof Yemi Osibajo launched a nation-wide Campaign to End Child Marriage in Nigeria. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF and Save the Children are supporting Nigeria in this campaign. Let us all join in this campaign.

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