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No to Child Brides

Petition published by Inspired Youths world on Jul 20, 2013
267 Signatures 
Target: Nigeria National Assembly, United Nations
Region: GLOBAL

Petition Background (Preamble):

Northern Nigeria has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world: nearly half of all girls here are married by the age of 15.

The consequences have been devastating. Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality rate in Africa and one of the world’s highest rates of fistula, a condition that can occur when the pressure of childbirth tears a hole
between the vagina and the bladder or rectum. Many women are left incontinent for life. Up to 800,000 women suffer from fistula in Nigeria. As if this is not enough problem recently a group of so called leaders who are supposed to fight and protect the interest of their people voted for child bride to be passed into law...

Below is the list of the Nigeria Senators who voted for underage marriage in Nigeria...

1. Sen. Abdulmumin M. Hassan (Jigawa South
West, PDP)
2. Sen. Abdullahi Danladi (Jigawa North West,
3. Sen. Adamu Abdullahi (Nasarawa West,
4. Sen. Ahmed Barata (Adamawa South, PDP)
5. Sen. Akinyelure Ayo (Ondo Central, Labour
6. Sen. Alkali Saidu A. (Gombe North, PDP)
7. Sen. Bagudu Abubakar A. (Kebbi Central,
8. Sen. Dahiru Umaru (Sokoto South, PDP)
9. Sen. Galaudu Isa (Kebbi North, PDP)
10. Sen. Garba Gamawa (Bauchi North, PDP)
12. Sen. Gobir Ibrahim (Sokoto East, PDP)
13. Sen. Gumba Adamu Ibrahim (Bauchi
South, PDP)
14. Sen. Hadi Sirika (Katsina North, CPC)
15. Sen. Ibrahim Bukar Abba (Yobe East,
16. Sen. Jajere Alkali (Yobe South, ANPP)
17. Sen. Jibrilla Mohammed (Adamawa North,
18. Sen. Kabiru Gaya (Kano South, ANPP)
19. Sen. Lafiagi Mohammed (Kwara North,
20. Sen. Lawan Ahmad (Yobe North, ANPP)
21. Sen. Maccido Mohammed (Sokoto North,
22. Sen. Musa Ibrahim (Niger North, CPC)
23. Sen. Ndume Mohammed Ali (Borno South,
24. Sen. Sadiq A. Yaradua (Katsina Central,
25. Sen. Saleh Mohammed (Kaduna Central,
26. Sen. Tukur Bello (Adamawa Central, PDP)
27. Sen. Ugbesia Odion (Edo Central, PDP)
28. Sen. Umar Abubakar (Taraba Central,
29. Sen. Usman Abdulaziz (Jigawa North East,
30. Sen. Ya’au Sahabi (Zamfara North, PDP)
31. Sen. Zannah Ahmed (Borno Central,
32. Sen. Ahmad Rufai Sani (Zamfara West,
33. Sen. Ahmad Abdul Ningi (Bauchi Central,
34. Sen. Bello Hayatu Gwano (Kano North,
35. Sen. Ibrahim Abu (Katsina South, CPC)
With this number the bill can be passed but we say no to child bride


We undersigned call on the National assembly of Nigeria and the United Nations to Say no to the legalization of Child Brides in Nigeria.

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