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Friday, 20 January 2017

Emir Of Kano Sanusi Calls On Northerners To Educate Their Girls And Stop Building Mosques

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Thursdaycalled on wealthy individuals in the North to use the wealth Allah blessed them with, not only in building mosques but to also educate girls and discourage their early marriage.





The Emir made the call on Thursday in his keynote address at the 3rd international conference on Islamic Banking and Finance, organised by the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano.

He said, “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.”

According to him, over 50 per cent of girls between the age bracket of 18 and 20 were given out in marriage in this part of the country.

He added that the worrisome dimension of it was that 75 per cent of them could neither read nor write.

Calling for a review of laws to prevent early marriage and encourage girl-child education, 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.”


From Punch


28 comments:

victoriousehis said...

Saw this on ig this morning and I'm like ,na now them know?

marriedchick said...

wow!! thank God someone prominent in the north is finally speaking up for the girl child...

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

See who is talking. Afterall you married a small chick.

Anyway i hope they take this your advice serious. Hausa girls are suffering ooo.

Sultan of Sokoto how far oo

QUEEN AMY Loves ACCESS BANK said...

Thanks Emir and another call out is for them to stop birthing like fowls.

Intelligentsia princess said...

Yinmu...

Anonymous said...

Way to go Sir. Very well said

St.FranKooL.... said...

#Ask yourself whether there is any part of you that is resisting your own success, consciously or unconsciously*

Blackberry said...

Emir, they will stone u o!

Anonymous said...

Nice development.

Lora said...

Gbam!

Anonymous said...

The chick he married is an adult.

The Observer said...

Am I losing my mind or isn't this a man who married an 18yr old or so not too long ago?

peace maker said...

How many of his Hausa Fulani Muslim brothers are on tweeter and Instagram?
He should go to all their Jumat mosques and preach to them b4 I can take him serious

Genny le boo said...

He did but waited for her to finish school. I think that is his point. I am not and never will be in support of child bride.

Anonymous said...

This isn't wat we need! If u muslims like u can marry ur New born babies! Just make boko haram stop killing Christians! Thats all

Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

See who is talking....
The change begins with you Mr man.

Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

Including the emir.....

DonMayor �� said...

May you live long your Majesty.

iyke david said...

Can someone remind me how old is his youngest wife please?
Hypocrites!

Ben Ibeh said...

His kinsmen would soon come for his jugular..

charitybino said...

His youngest wife is not a kid, you hear. He should make sure that every child whether boy or girl in the north goes to school. He should sensitive their parents and makes sure this sensitization is done in his Palace. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Sensitize not sensitive. You are welcome

Olivia Silk said...

You made sense today!
Hallelujah!

BluntChic (Ijebu/Ibibio blood) said...

Itz about time.

Eloho said...

Whether he waited for her to finish school or not is not an excuse. Can u get married at 18? Is it only age on considers? Is she ready for everything that marriage entails esp one to a public figure? They are all the same as far as I am concerned. If he is so concerned, he should throw in his weight behind the child marriage law stuff.

Starjoy said...

How old is the youngest wife again? Anyway good development

Anonymous said...

18 year old is an adult. Moreso, the chick is educated, British trained & above 18.. He betrothed her earlier. Now he can wife her.

adekunle abiodun said...

Hmmmmmmm

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