Some Nigerians have questioned a TVC presenter, Akashat Ny’mat, for saying young people should be allowed or encouraged to get married once they start having sexual urges.
Netizens took to Twitter to give their two cents over the controversial statement with majority criticising her for supporting teenage marriage/underage union.
Many argued that marriage is not the antidote for sexual urge and the act should be condemned in its entirety.
Some also said uncontrolled sexual urges is the major course of failed marriages and the reason for many “unwanted” children.
One Twitter user, @steve1da said “If marriage is the answer to sexual urge, I bet you in no time we going to be having more fail marriage than we do now.
“What happen to self-discipline and moralities that we learnt from school and our Holy books. This shouldn’t encourage plz God help us all. thank you.”
Some also said argued that constitutionally the age of consent is 18 and that some religion doesn’t support sexual activities unless between two reasonably capable people.
One Emeka [email protected] said “So marriage cures sexual urge? are you kidding me? The antidote to suppress sexual urge is to get married. So children will no longer be allowed to grow. So who decides what sexual urge is? We can defend anything. Make I go mind my business.
Another user, Bilikis Máfẹ Fágbèmí (BiliMaffy) said “Precisely, cultures that’s got nothing to do with Islam practices this as well. Some sections of the Christian world too, like the mammons etc. Ignorance makes us generalise at times.
WuzupNaija had reported that the presenter further argued that that the act is not necessarily ‘Islamic’.
Ny’mat said this while reacting to the viral pre-wedding photos of a very young couple, aged 17 and 15.
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Give me a break!!!! Sexual urge at what age..
— Ige Opeyemi Iyelola (@IyelolaIge) April 16, 2019
For those who their family are rich and can be there for them wen need
— Folorunsho Akinkunmi (@wittyhassan) April 16, 2019
Someone should please help me define child marriage. Cuz I don’t understand this. Soon we will hear on d national TV that a 50yr old man marrying a 15yr old is wrong. Those kids need to be separated and distance from one another. Let them go to school. Cuz they will get tired…
— Stephen A (@topzea) April 16, 2019
..get tired within years and play out to experience new sexual urges.
I wonder why things like this should be supported. Let kids do what is meant for kids and allow adults practice what is meant for adults
— Stephen A (@topzea) April 16, 2019
One of the reasons why they find it difficult to stick to one partner, whether they have the means of taking adequate care of them or not, they just go ahead and marry wives!!
They are not made to realise the “need to control sexual urge”
This is a problem!!!
— Madam Okulaja (@MadamOkulaja) April 16, 2019
Even at 17 & 15? What if the urge start coming @ 13? Is this a joke or what? I can’t believe what am reading here o? In 2019? Okay 17/15 marriage on national TV? Is this for real? Na wa o….
— Odun Tutu (@oduntutu) April 16, 2019
You make sense madam. Just because they are northerners people will think it’s Islamic culture forgetting the fact that the northerners have their own culture of marriage
— Sulyman a.k.a MOP (@alogbabrothers) April 16, 2019
Precisely, cultures that’s got nothing to do with Islam practices this as well. Some sections of the Christian world too, like the mammons etc. Ignorance makes us generalise at times.
— Bilikis Máfẹ Fágbèmí (BiliMaffy) (@bilimaffy) April 16, 2019
So marriage cures sexual urge? are you kidding me? The antidote to suppress sexual urge is to get married. So children will no longer be allowed to grow. So who decides what sexual urge is? We can defend anything. Make I go mind my business.
— Emeka Nnodim (@extracode) April 16, 2019