Maiden Name Change optional – Goni

Written by on May 10, 2021

Women have different reasons for upholding their maiden name even after marriage.

A Grade 2 Magistrate with the Kaduna State Judiciary, Barrister Agatha Goni in an interview with Invicta News said keeping a maiden name depends on circumstances.

According to her, women whose families are known with a certain business name for a long time, find it difficult to go through the rigorous processes of changing their maiden names as it will deprive them of opportunities.

She further shed light on the significance of retaining a maiden name, and described it as an African mentality that frowns at it.

A maiden name is maintained for official purposes.

Nana Bulus


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