Popular Nigerian singer and politician, Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W has said that "Nigeria has no excuse to continue to allow those who hide behind religion to engage in child marriage." He has slammed child marriage and wants people who engage in the act to bring an appropriate end to it.

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In a tweet he shared, Banky W expressed his dissatisfaction about some people using religion as a basis to justify the act. He opined that if Saudi Arabia where Mecca is located can raise the age of marriage to 18, then Nigeria has no excuse whatsoever.

The singer stated this while revealing that Saudi Arabia where Islam originated from has moved the age of marriage to 18. According to him, Nigeria needs to follow suit by ending child marriage.



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A Muslim follower who disagreed said: 

Islam isn't about headquarters or how we think. Islam is about Menstruation as a sign of maturity or adulthood. If Saudi like, she should raise it to 30, Islam remains Islam. Another follower who attempted to explain the concept of child marriage in Islam said: “No matter the evolution. Islamic doctrine must never be abolished, She's allowed to get married sequel to menstruation. However, older male Nigerian Muslims must understand that little girls of nowadays are quite different from the ones of the time of prophet Muhammad (SAW)"

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