Hobbies » WHICH STATE IN NIGERIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF YOUNG MOTHERS by: Gentleman1(m) .:. Fri, 18 Oct, 2019 - 10:35:33:am GMT

During my NYSC, at my PPA (Place of Primary Assignment) in Abia state, i noticed a 14yr old girl with a child in the school i was teaching and i asked her who owns the child she said hers, i puzzled for a while and became mute trying to reason it all.

I also went to Bayelsa State, and i saw a 13yr old girl pregnant and i started to reason how come. And i noticed some states also in Nigeria with so many young mothers and some States, they seem to see nothing wrong at all with it.
re"> Thinking about the rate by which this Young mothers emerge, i thought about reasons why it may have been happening and i thought of these:
re"> 1: lack of Development and awareness in those states.
after thinking about it, i realised that those places with young mothers are mostly from rural settlements. They don't have awareness whatsoever about how to abstain from such and then they become victims of circumstance
re"> 2: too much freedom at tender age or the lack of care by the parents in those states, i realised that in most states in Nigeria, some care so much about their children while some dont care because they see it as norms.
re"> 3: The developed states have a lot of restrictions from local association which helps the young ones from the other sex till they grow to the higher institution level.
re"> What state do you think has the highest rate of Young Mothers?


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   Re: WHICH STATE IN NIGERIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF YOUNG MOTHERS by: HelenUde(f) .:. Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 - 12:33:08:am GMT

A lot of teenagers go into marriage as a result of desperation and frustration. Awareness should be created to correct this impression that marriage is the solution to problems. Your problems increases when you get married for the wrong reasons.
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   Re: WHICH STATE IN NIGERIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF YOUNG MOTHERS by: Velisa(f) .:. Tue, 16 Jun, 2020 - 04:00:40:pm GMT

Early marriage in Nigeria is very common, even at the rate at which civilization is taking over, we still have high rate of teenagers marriage in Nigeria.

Cause of Early marriage in Nigeria.
1. Lack of Parental Care: in Nigeria, there are lots of parents who don't care about their children daily affairs, they don't know how the children are doing, they show no concern in their daily activities. All they do, is to go out and get food for them. Some don't even provide food for their children, you'll see children if 14 years hustling to survive. A child that's supposed to be in school is in the street hawking pure water or groundnut. It's extremely bad.

2. Lack of supervision. some parents will leave their children with their neighbour of friend to work and when they return, they won't care to know what happened while they were away. I'm not saying, you should suspect your neughbours of harassing your child, but always check on the child, ask him or her questions to know if they were not harassed while you were away. It's very important.

3. Lack of love. Some parents don't show care and live to their children, some will want to get that live from a boyfriend, and that's where all begins, once they start having boyfriend, they'll start having sex then suddenly, they'll be pregnant.

This is the few I have to say. Please parents, you have lots of work to do in your children's lives.


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   Re: WHICH STATE IN NIGERIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF YOUNG MOTHERS by: Phaithh(f) .:. Wed, 22 Jul, 2020 - 01:53:27:pm GMT

Talking about the tribe with the highest rate of child marriage in Nigeria is the Hausa Tribe. Let's leave this, tribe or no tribe, child marriage is a bad tradition to be abolished. It's called "a child getting married and giving birth to a child". These girls are too small for goodness sake? These girls don't go to school, and if they do, they will either stop at the primary or secondary level. This is not fair!

Coincidentally, a watched a movie (more like a documentary) just last night. It created awareness about the negative effects it has on these young girls. Can you imagine? A 9 year old girl marrying a man of 40, and her parents seem not to find anything wrong in it? She's not even an adolescent yet let alone an adult! This is child abuse!
According to the country's constitution, the legal age for marriage is 18+.
Marriage needs emotional, physical, intellectual, medical and spiritual maturity before being contracted. These girls are dying - etopic pregnancy, cancer, childbirth labour, stress, trauma, physical abuse.

I've read through the comments and seen reasons why child marriage is condoned. But no matter how pathetic the reasons are, child marriage is not an option. Free these girls. Allow them go to school and make out of themselves someone great. Leave them alone!

Government should look into this and abolish it.

**Jesus junkie**

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   Re: WHICH STATE IN NIGERIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF YOUNG MOTHERS by: Jegiyasa(f) .:. Wed, 29 Jul, 2020 - 09:57:55:pm GMT

I traveled ones to Kaduna state .

and I don't like what I saw then,young girls with pregnancy, and I wonder how it happened, maybe they don't have parents or they were raped.
And I end up with salama a friend there she's a well trained girl,I asked her different questions about how the Hausa's end up with pregnancy at a tender age.
she said when an Hausa girl is born in a particular home ,there will be a man that will come ask for her hand in marriage at that age .
And by the time the girl is up to age of puberty, she would be taken to her husband's house .
Then she gets pregnant already.
And am like salam why haven't you get married.
she said that she's educated and that her parents are too,her dad didn't allow such to happen to them ,because they know the repercussions .
may God help us in Nigeria.
the Hausa's have the highest number of young mothers


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   Re: WHICH STATE IN NIGERIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF YOUNG MOTHERS by: Jegiyasa(f) .:. Wed, 29 Jul, 2020 - 09:59:40:pm GMT

@Phaithh:is the Hausa's tradition to marry at tender age whether the girl likes it or not.

but I learnt in some educated families they don't allow it,because is an abuse


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   Re: WHICH STATE IN NIGERIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF YOUNG MOTHERS by: Phaithh(f) .:. Sat, 01 Aug, 2020 - 03:58:54:pm GMT

@Jegiyasa: Do you know I once thought the Hausa tribe practiced this Child marriage in the past? But I got to discover that they are still practicing it now, I mean, NOW. It's so so devastating. The awareness being created to the general public is not even stopping them.

And you will keep hearing ridiculous stories - a 10 year old girl and a 40 year old man?
I'm not trying to be tribally biased, but how can parents give up their young (very young) daughters to old men or even young men all in the name of marriage? Something is definitely wrong with this practice and the tribe. They should eradicate this so called practice because it's not helping our young girls.
These girls are just too small to be penetrated by those old men.

Thank GOD the educated ones are beginning to see the light - it's child abuse truly.
Education is really helping situations but the problem is - not every one of them is willing to embrace education. It is well.

**Jesus junkie**

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