Aisha Buhari calls for girl child education to end child marriages

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has called for the education of the girl child to end the menace of child marriage in parts of Nigeria.

According to a statement by her spokesperson, Suleiman Haruna, Buhari, said this while receiving female delegates to the 41st Conference and 73rd Executive Committee Session of the Africa Parliamentary Union who visited her at the State House, Abuja.

According to the statement, she said girls need a healthy and safe transition to adulthood as well as a certain level of maturity and understanding in order to make an informed decision on the choice of a life partner.

The first lady called on the parliamentarians to use their position to articulate measures that will address the issue within cultural sensitivities of different communities.

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