Banky W has said that Nigeria has no excuse to continue to allow those who hide behind religion to engage in child marriage.
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.
”Some Nigerians try to hide behind religion as the reason why they should be allowed to marry children. But if Saudi Arabia – the kingdom, the headquarters i.e. Mecca, can raise the age of Marriage to 18 (because it’s the right thing to do) then Nigeria has no excuse. #Timeup”, he tweeted.
One Twitter user @ShamzDe90 wrote ”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 twitter user @innocentjude7 reponded to Banky’s tweet: “If girls who are 17-16 yrs old can get their virginity broken by their age mates,don’t you think it is better for them to get married at such ages by responsible men?”