Nigeria: Imo State Government Approves Poligamy to Solve Prostitution Problem
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|By RAZAQ BAMIDELE|
Commissioner for Happiness in Imo State in the south-east of Nigeria, Mrs Oghechi Ololo, has appealed to men in the State to try to marry two or more women as a way of reducing prostitution and redundancy among Imo state women.
Speaking in Owerri state capital Friday, the commissioner said Imo state had more women than men forcing a lot of unmarried women to commit adultery with other people’s husbands.
She said according to statistics, out of approximately 3.9 million Imo state indigenes, 3 million are women and only 900,000 are men.
“I am not forcing you, but just encouraging you to marry two or more wives to reduce the number of our women staying without husbands”, Commissioner Ogechi told a conference of about 14,000 men who were receiving training in various life skills in the commercial capital.
“Our women are crying every day due to lack of men to marry and support them economically, hence they engage in prostitution. So please try to work hard and be productive so that you can help our women by marrying two or more wives provided you are able to provide for their basic need.
“As government, we shall be giving some small incentives to such men provided you don’t abuse your wives”, she assured.
Imo state has the highest level of prostitution in South Eastern zone of Nigeria among young girls and women who are not in school or in formal employment