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Thursday, 19 May 2016

No Nigerian girl child should be put through the horror of forced marriage-Buhari

President Buhari says no Nigerian girl child should be put through the horror of forced marriage. Buhari said this while speaking at the state house where he received the rescued Chibok girl, Amina Nkeki and her four month old daughter which was fathered by a Boko Haram commander while she was in the sects captivity
“The continuation of Amina’s education, so abruptly disrupted, will definitely be a priority of the federal government. Amina must be enabled to go back to school. No girl in Nigeria should be put through the brutality of forced marriage. Every girl has the right to an education and a life choice. Although we cannot do anything to reverse the horrors of her past, the federal government can and will do everything possible to ensure that the rest of her life takes a completely different course. Amina will receive the best care that the Nigerian government can afford. We will ensure that she gets the best medical, psychological, emotional and whatever other care she requires to make a full recovery and be reintegrated fully into society” the President said adding that he can only imagine all the girl who was taken away at 17 years had to go through at such an early stage of her life,” he said.

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