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Women Minister Kicks Against Niger State Speaker’s Move to Marry 100 Girls

The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kenedy-Ohanenye, has, petitioned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun seeking a court injunction to stop the speaker of the Niger State Assembly, Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, from marrying off 100 orphan girls.

Meanwhile, the speaker has stopped the planned hosting of the wedding of 100 orphan girls in his constituency, saying he would not grace the occasion. Sarkindaji decided on the action of the Women Affairs Minister, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, who dragged the Speaker to court to halt the wedding.

The Speaker made this known Tuesday during a media briefing in which he said the minister had overstepped her bounds.

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