Sanusi Warns Wealthy Northerners - Stop Early Marriage & Send Your Girls To School

Sanusi Warns Wealthy Northerners - Stop Early Marriage & Send Your Girls To School

Former CBN Governor and current Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II  on Thursday called on wealthy individuals in the North to use their wealth to educate the girl child instead of building mosques. He said this in his speech at the 3rd international conference on Islamic Banking and Finance, organised by the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano.

He also appealed to them to discourage early marriage of young girls.

In his words:

“I’m just tired of people coming to me to say I want to build a new mosque. You know, we keep building mosques and our daughters are illiterates.

“So, my appeal is that if you really want to help Kano, don’t come to me with a request to build a N300m mosque because I have enough mosques everywhere. And if I don’t have a mosque, I’ll build it myself. If you really want to help, go and educate a girl child in the village.”

Sanusi said over 50 per cent of girls between the age bracket of 18 and 20 were given out in  marriage in the North. He said 75 per cent could neither read or write.

Speaking on the prevention of early marriage, he said “It is not a mere coincidence that this is where you have the highest levels of illiteracy, early marriage, divorce and the highest levels of domestic violence…

“People need to understand that the law has to change. If you look at the medical data on maternal health, girls who get pregnant below the age of 15 are five times as likely to die as girls who get pregnant at the age of 20. Those who get pregnant under 18 are twice as likely to die as those who get pregnant at the age of 20. So, it is important that we look at this issue of early marriage.”

Source: Ynaija
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