Child marriage should not be accepted –SCOPI conference by Agoyi Kemisola


A discussion panel at the just concluded SCOPI conference has made the call that child marriage should not be accepted.

The conclusion which was made at the 2nd annual policy conference of the standing committee on policy implementation (SCOPI) of the Nigerian medical students took place at the college of medicine, University of Lagos.

The conference which started on the 28th of July, 2016 and ended on the 31st of July, 2016 witness the attendance of delegates from University of Jos, University of Benin, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Babcock University, Niger Delta University, Lagos State University And Kogi State University among others.

The conference which featured panel discussion, paper delivering among others have in attendance various dignitaries and scholars to include Dr. Modupe Abiola (president of Medical women association of Nigeria, Lagos state branch.), Barr Eliana Martins (international federation of women lawyers), Mr Paul (director, hacey health initiative ( NGO)), Dr. Omolaso Omosehin (Head ,united nations population fund(UNFPA)Lagos liaison office), Dr. Elo Ukaatu (consultant in public health Lagos state college of medicine), Dr. Iyabo Ogunniran (expert in child law, and senior lecturer, faculty of law ,University of Lagos.)

Delegates also visited whispering palms at badagry, Lagos where they met with the chairman of the resort, PROFESSOR FEMI PEARSE; a onetime Provost, College of Medicine and Vice Chancellor of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Also, The pioneer NiMSA POLICY STATEMENT titled “ ABOLISHING CHILD MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA”was released during the conference and it is expected that it will be made available to all Nimsaites before the end of the year.

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