A Nigerian Senator, Sani Ahmed Yerima sponsored a bill in the senate that legitimises child marriage in Nigeria. This however caused a lot of reactions and Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello used sports to fight child marriage through an outreach at the Utako village on July 23, 2013 to lend her voice.
She said, “SchoolAGirl Using #sports as the only universal language to empower young girls by sending them to the classroom”
“Give a girl a pen, not a penis; give them a healthy life not UTI, allow a girl the right to life, because the denial of living is a denial of right to live”
However, she lectured the girls as well about the importance of school education, sex education and general wellness, they were advised to pass the message across to their friends and parent.
The law was not approved in Nigeria, glad we also add our voice.