Once again the magicians over at the National Assembly have decided that sexual abuse against children 11 and under is a crime and is punishable by law. So wait what is a 12 year old? An adult? I don’t know of any 12 year old men or women, do you?
Sometimes the only way to put supidity or ignorance in context is for it to be applicable to those demonstrating it. Maybe if these people’s children aren’t so well protected they wouldn’t be making such stupid laws despite their over bloated salaries. They earn so much only to turn around and feed us with garbage laws. So if their 12 year olds are put in the same situation will they feel the same way?
There needs to be a psychological exam for all candidates who choose to run for elected office. There is no benefit to marrying a 12 year old child, neither is there any merit to an uneducated female or male child. Nigeria as a country is so far behind the world it is despicable. The people who ought to protect the voiceless are the same ones violating them by passing laws that benefit only paedophiles. I dont care what your religion or culture says, a 12 year old is still a child. One that needs guidance and direction on how to become a productive adult, and not a sexual object. We need to make our voices loud enough so that these sick people stop representing us as a country.
Please share your reaction on when you heard about this new law. Keep in mind they passed 46 bills in 10 minutes. Awon Onirase.
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