Nigerians from all spheres of life have expressed their displeasure over the recent wedding of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II to an 18-year-old princess from Adamawa.
The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reportedly married the teenager, Princess Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa, daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo-Musdafa on Saturday.
Nigerians are of the opinion that at his age, 54, he was not supposed to have gotten married to a girl of 18, as his fourth wife, while some believe since he lashed out at others for doing same, he ought to have had a re-think before reaching a conclusion.
Below are some of the tweets by angry Nigerians:
You know, you are a deranged hypocrite, If you criticized Yerima and have now conveniently justify Sanusi…#ChildNotBride
— 牦浯㡦㡦O.BUKKY戻捡杫潲湵浩 (@nawtybukky) September 27, 2015
#ChildNotBride How many 18 yrs old bride are emotionally mature 4 marriage in a setting of being the 4th wife.
— Jossy Ati (@jatibaka) September 27, 2015
You can’t use little girls of 12-17yrs to exploit your sexual desires and pleasure… They’re too young. #ChildNotbride”
— # I Rep 28th Sep # (@jishaq1) September 27, 2015
If u have a sugar daddy, hope u know u are the Child of the relationship? #ChildNotBride 😄
— Umeh Oma (@UmehOMA) September 27, 2015
Please if Ur ‘Sugar Daddy’ is older than Ur Father, don’t bother joining d #ChildNotBride campaign, They are already fighting for U.
— DiDi (@Agholoremma) September 27, 2015
— No.1 (@ebuka_akara) September 27, 2015
From another perspective, why didnt he help marry one or two out of the ladies entering their 30s soon #ChildNotBride
— FEMI COKER (@femifactor) September 27, 2015
The northerners and fulani will always defend this nonsense…. #ChildnotBride
— King Al Fayeed (@King_Papapreye) September 26, 2015
— MR. Ikman5 (@Ikman5) September 26, 2015
Marrying an 18 year old is like eating a chicken that just hatched. Let it mature before you butcher it. #ChildNotBride
— OVO | Oct. 4 (@Simi_Sophia) September 26, 2015
The North needs daughters who’ll defy authority and speak their mind . #ChildNotBride is their fight
— Whiskerz (@Jullymorgz) September 26, 2015
A photograph of the young girl, who is a secondary school ‘graduate’ also surfaced online early today.