Medical expert warns Nigerian girls against premarital sex
Written by Abdulmumin Uthman on February 10, 2020
Nigerian girls that have attained puberty age have been warned not to engage in premarital sex in order to have a sound education and prosperous life.
A Principal Medical Officer, from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Health Center, Ogbomoso, Doctor Idayat Jimoh gave the warning in her lecture at a seminar on ‘Fitting into Puberty’ organised by the Pious Safe Haven, held at African Hall, University of Ilorin Mini Campus, Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
Doctor Jimoh said premarital sex is an act that destroys girl’s life, education, and future, warning girls to refrain from any act that may lure them into the act.
She said Islam forbids premarital sex and whoever indulged in it would be punished by Allah.
Doctor Jimoh advised to remain virgin until they get married, saying that being a virgin is a pride and very rewarding before Allah.
The Medical expert also advised parents to consider it as a point of duty, the need to give their female children sex education to serve as a guide for them in the hands of unscrupulous male counterparts.
Also speaking at the seminar, a lecturer at the Department of Counsellor Education, University of Ilorin, Doctor Falilat Okesina, advised ladies and parents against negative impact of Social Media.
Doctor Okesina said social media was invented to make life bearable for people, saying that despite these positive roles of social media, it is seriously aiding suicide, pointing out that over one million people died of suicide annually across the world.
The Expert in Counseling therefore called on people to report anyone suspected to be a loner or showing a sign of depression to counselling center to rescue such a person from taking his or her life prematurely.
Also in her lecture at the seminar, a Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Mrs Salahudeen Fatima, advised young ladies on the need to be very hygienic during mensuration.
Doctor Fatima explained that keeping body neat and tidy during menstrual period would prevent them from infection and other diseases associated with reproductive system.
By Mahmood Olayinka Alaya