Since his Friday Sept. 25 “marriage” to an 18 year old, The Emir of Kano & former CBN governor Muhammadu Sanusi who is 54 years old has faced heavy criticism from Nigerians for marrying such a young girl.
Late last night he released a response to the #ChildNotBride social media criticism and one thing that stood out to me as I read his lengthy response is that this is a wedding contract and the actual wedding will not happen till Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa is 21, only if she still wants to go ahead with it then, she would have to give her consent again.
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Until then she will proceed with her education and continue to live in her father’s palace in Adamawa state.
He also used his response to highlight the vast cultural differences between Northerners and the other tribes.
Read his response after the jump