Underage Marraige Law: CRISPON Invites Public To Sign Petition in Calabar

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The nationwide brouhaha that has attended the passing into law of a legislation that promotes under age marriages in Nigeria is not about to settle as the Cross River State Political Network, CRISPON is inviting the general public to a petition signing campaign beginning tomorrow, Sunday July 21, 2013 at the botanical garden in Calabar the Cross River State capital by 4pm.

In a statement today, the group said “It is no news that the Senate in a recent sitting passed a law which directly and indirectly supports underage marriages in Nigeria. This is against our socio-cultural believes and against the Child Rights Act of which Nigeria is a signatory to, not to mention couple of other such international conventions and treaties.

“Our children have got the right to live and be free, to have access to quality life and education. They have the right to build a future beyond been given out for marriages as children, these are our future and hope and we must not and should not contemplate legislation of underage marriages in Nigeria.

“This has been done already and to put an end to this bizarre law, our own contribution as Cross River State Political Network in solidarity with global best practices and in partnership with other organizations, we will be collecting signatures in a petition against this archaic law and demanding that any such law against the development of our children in any guise be expunged from our constitution.

“The petition will be forwarded to the National Assembly, United Nations, selected embassies, Speakers of State Houses respectively for action”, the statement read in part.

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