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Child marriage: Children threaten hunger strike over Senate’s resolution

The controversy generated over the Senate’s resolution on child marriage continued yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as a group of children actors and actresses gave a 10-day ultimatum to the lawmakers to apologise over the resolution.

The children, under the aegis of One Child Team, featured in the production of a film entitled: “Yerima, Diary of a Child.”

They demanded an immediate abolition of the section of the Constitution backing the underage marriage failure of which they threatened to embark on an indefinite hunger strike.

The group, which was a volunteer team of children from across the country, demanded an apology from the Senate for deliberating and considering the stamping of early child marriage law in the country, stressing that such had belittled the child rights.

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