Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the alleged wedding of two 19-year-old students in Ondo state. Some were of the opinion that they dressed up for school’s program while others condemned the act.
As sighted on social media, the pictures of 19-year-old boy and girl at their wedding have gone viral and people can’t stop talking about it.
The wedding pictures were shared on Facebook by one Olajumoke Oluwadamilola with the caption: “Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world and congratulations on your marriage. Imagine 19 years student get married to each other.”
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This union surely did not go down well with some Nigerians who felt they are still too young to understand what marriage is all about. Some added that their parents should not have allowed such a union to take place.
One Dyoni Chux on Facebook said: “My dear, whether school drama or not, I've seen this type of marriage happening several times. I could be that he's an only son to his father who's also an only son. And if he's been trained to be mature in spirit and mentality nko? See forget all these new set standards that are ruining Africans. Back in the days our great grandfathers married at age 17-21 to wives from 12–17.
That's why they give birth at early stage, concentrate and raise their children early, and retire at the age of 40-55 years as elders and grandparents with large households. That is why the live up to 120years. But because of western education everybody wants to acquire certificate and end up as okokporo. Ladies will now get to menopause while they're waiting for rich man's proposal in the name of maturity at the end of the day, someone will still be paying university tuition for their children at the age of 70-80 when they should be relaxing and enjoying old age. Western invasion has dealt with Africa!”