Enugu State News – Enugu State Government Abolishes Girl Child Marriages.
Normalcy returned to Enugu as the State Government steps in to ban girl-child marriages and other diabolic practices in the state. This was made known by the chairman of the council Lawrence Agubuzu during a meeting with the council and Women Aid Collective.
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The council also promised to scrap out all unlawful and evil practices connected to the girl-child and the state in general. He disclosed this during a conference organised by the Ford Foundation with support from Enugu State Ministries of Gender Affairs, Chieftaincy Matters and Justice and the 50/50 Action Women of the state. In the words of the Chairman:
“We are committed to implementing the Supreme Court judgment that females have a right to inherit property from the family estate, whether married or not. We are also committed to actions to codify communal laws and regulations that will protect women and girls,” he said.
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According to Statistics, Nigeria has 11th of the highest rate of child marriage globally, which cut across all the 36 States.