The story of a 17-year old girl has started a conversation on twitter and the question is, “should a young girl be allowed to travel abroad alone?”
A twitter user, @irorere_edith, shared the story of her young cousin, who was sent to Russia to study Medicine but got pregnant for a 20-year old 4th year student.
According to her, her young cousin is less than a year and her mum is so angry that she has blocked her daughter on Whatsapp and won’t even answer the pleadings from family members.
So, she urged parents not to send minors abroad alone as they are always intoxicated by the freedom they get.
I repeat never send a minor abroad to study on her own without a guardian…my 17 yrs old cousin who is in Russia studying Medicine now 4 months pregnant.. the school hospital need 600 usd to terminate the pregnancy… she called her mum her mum blocked her on whtapp
She’s less than a yr in Russia, I advise she go back to Nigeria.. she said her mum won’t allow her go back to sch.. she said she will commit suicide if her mum don’t come through for her. I called her mum more than 20 times yesterday to beg her she’s nt taking my calls either..
Again Parents don’t send ur minor abroad to study, the freedom they get outside Nigeria is intoxicating.. my auntie has learnt in a v hard way.. I hope she get over it and come through her daughter really soon!
As expected, Nigerians have shared their thoughts on the situation and while some chastised the young girl, saying she should be allowed to have the baby and learn the hard way, some think that there are women who traveled alone at a very young age but didn’t misbehave. According to these people, the young girl is wayward.
One of Nigeria’s celebrity gave birth when she was young too and today she is one of the best in Nollywood..It’s a mistake, she should learn from it.If she dies it will be a big loss for the family.. #myownopinion
— chuks vincent (@chuksanowa) April 20, 2019
It’s the mindset of the child in my opinion, person wey go get sense go get sense. I’m sure her parents are paying so much for her to go there. There are things you’d think about that just wouldnt make you want to take the wrong step in life.
— Camila (@Babygirllevel) April 20, 2019
So is it russia that got her pregnant?Afterall kids in my secondary school under their parents roofs also got pregnant!We haf lots of 16 yo In Ukraine that are doctors and pharmacists today!wayword is as wayward does
— Plumrain (@Plumrain1) April 20, 2019
She should give birth and continue her education.
Since sex is her problem let her know the consequences and responsibilities that come with it.
— OIL PERFUME VENDOR (@dillyphiancee) April 20, 2019
She would pick up its just heartbreaking regarding the high expectation the mother might have for her but nevertheless keep calling the mum and plead with her cuz your cousin need more support now than ever we can’t reverse what has happened but we choose how to move forward
— Ozaveshe Huseh (@MrHarkim) April 20, 2019
Omo if na me.. She go born am… Life hard.. She go learn.. Moreover the pikin suppose become citizen naa.. Na still small win.. https://t.co/JDztyfS6Qz
— RIP JIMOH #ENDSARZNOW (@ehival) April 20, 2019