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Masari launches ‘war’ on girl-child marriage in Katsina

Agaju Madugba, Katsina

Apparently disturbed by the reported rampant cases of girl-child marriage, Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has converted all girls’ secondary schools in the rural communities to boarding institutions.

“This is to discourage parents from marrying off their girls when they are about 13 years old,” Masari explained  this over the weekend  when officials of the North-West zone of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) visited him at the Government House.

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According to Masari, as a further incentive to encourage the parents, the government gives N20,000 to every mother who sends her girl-child to the boarding school.

He argued: “with N20,000 she can afford to do small business in her room, to discourage her from marrying off her daughter at the age of 13 or 14 or sending her to hawk on the streets. It is through the hawking that the girls fall into wrong hands.

“We should encourage boarding for girls’ schools because of the attitude of our parents here in the north. The moment a girl is about 13 to 15 years old, we trend to marry her out.


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  1. Baba 6th August 2018 at 9:21 am

    THANKS MASARI YOU ARE MAVELUS you can not know a man house more than him the action you took is very good I love it You Love your people GOD BLESS YOU THANKS AGAIN

  2. Ezekiel Okeke 6th August 2018 at 12:53 pm

    The vanquished enemy of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria with their brainwashed terrorism mercenaries nickname military, police etc. controlled by British bandits and fraudulent criminal America with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order do not disband Almajiri practice which ruins existence securities and freedom of northern natives. The said Masari is mockery of the vanquished enemy which must be erased with the Sword in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary Warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which is the conquest of Sokoto which has begun. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

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