My 14-year-old Egyptian Bride Of 2010 Is Now Doing Her Masters – Yerima

An ex-governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmad Yerima, has said that his Egyptian wife who was a 14-year-old girl when he married her in 2010, is now doing a masters degree programme.

The reports of him marrying a 14-year-old at the national mosque in Abuja in 2010, caused a lot of controversies acrose the globe.

The marriage also prompted a Senate probe.

Featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today, on Friday night, Yerima said his marriage to his wife has not stopped her education.

According to Yerima, she’s now in the process of getting a master’s degree.

“She is doing her Master’s Degree now.

“I told you my own daughter who was married at the age of 16, is doing her Ph.D”

“Marriage does not stop people from getting educated,” Yerima said.

Yerima also noted that his daughter whom he had given away in marriage at the age of 16 is doing her Ph.D in London

The former governor noted that the $100,000 in 2010 was not dowry for the Egyptian girl’s hand in marriage.

He said “all other things” stipulated as conditions for the marriage were counted to arrive at that figure.

“Provision of the house, provision of dowry, the dresses that she has to wear, everything [in] total,” he said. “At that time, it was just N15 million.”

One can give as much as is requested of them in marriage by Sharia Law, Yerima disclosed.

“Whatever you have to do in marriage is clearly stipulated under the Sharia Law. You have to provide for a house for the girl, if you’re marrying her, like, from the condition the Egyptian government’s law provides,” he said.

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