The federal government monday said it has set up a technical working committee to work out modalities to end outright cases child marriages in the country, predominantly in the northern of the country. Ministry of Women Affairs’ officials expressed great concern over the increase in the rise of child marriage in Nigeria, stressing that it was one of the basic factors affecting investment in teenage girls in Nigeria.
To that effect, the government has set up a technical working group to carry out the inauguration of a national campaign to end child marriage in the country. The government however contended that child marriage is not restricted to a particular tribe, ethnic group and religion.
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, represented by the Director of Child Development, Mrs. Georgette Azogu, stated these on yesterday in Abuja, in her presentation during a press conference organised by the National Population Commission (NPC) to commemorate this year’s World Population Day with the theme. Read more