A number of Twitter users from Northern Nigeria have expressed outrage after the Saudi Ministry of Justice announced the prohibition of marriage of persons under 18 years.
Saudi Arabia set 18 years as the minimum age for marriage, the Saudi Gazette reports.
This development angered some Muslims from northern Nigeria and they condemned this move.
Twitter user @AY_Zarewa said this move will increase fornication among young people and he warned that such laws should not be brought to Nigeria. He also prayed that the law banning underage marriage in Saudi will be reversed.
Saudi Arabia decision to ban under 18 marriage is totally wrong. What for?
The world is coming to an end if Muslim countries will finalize terrible decision like this.
Not Only Arewa Twitter, alot of Saudi based Scholars will go against it.
The decision will be reversed ISA.
He added: “
Marriage has been copacetic for centuries. It’s your choice to marry 16 year old girl, 17+ ….. or 50 as you wish. Idk where all these infructuous rules are been derived from?
“This nonsense wouldn’t come to Nigeria by God grace.
“These mischievous people propagating the attrition of marriage based on religious rules will never succeed.
“This is a direct pander to teenagers. Setting up these rules will only increase fornication among teenagers. It’s okay for them to have sex with 16,17 girls but its prohibited for them to get married. Lol.
“Bunch of demented Hypocrites.”