Nigeria to Have 29 Million Child Brides By 2050 - Official
By Samiah Ogunlowo
29 MAY 2022
Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in the country, said the country will need about one trillion to tackle child poverty.
A report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has predicted that Nigeria will have 29 million child brides by 2050.
The report, a part of three reports on how poverty affects children in Nigeria, was launched by the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, in conjunction with UNICEF to observe 2022 Children's Day.
The report put Nigeria's current number of child brides at 22 million, which it said represents 40 per cent of such cases in West and Central Africa. It, however, further predicted that seven million more child brides will be added by 2050.
And Nigerian Prince scam expected to increase as well.