Ahmed, however, urged the people of the state to marry according to their earning to avoid being subjected to untold hardship
The low income earners in Zamfara state have been cautioned by the Emir of Anka in Zamfara, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed, against marrying more than one wife.
Emir Ahmed, who gave the warning on Sunday, September 22, in Anka, said that the economic situation of the poor is being worsened by multiple marriages thereby making them poorer.
The monarch spoke during the distribution of some women empowerment items donated by Hajia Aisha Bello-Matawalle, wife of the state governor.
It was gathered that the items were distributed to women from Anka, Bakura, Bukuyyum, Gummi, Maradun and Talata-Mafara local governments areas in Zamfara West Senatorial District.
He said: “Civil servants on a salary of N15,000 a month marry more than one wife and end up raising families they cannot cater for.
“It is this attitude that is responsible for increasing out-of-school children because the parents cannot shoulder the responsibility. People should marry in accordance with their earnings to ensure that their children have sound education and good moral background,” he counseled.
The emir also advised beneficiaries of the gesture to make good use of their packages in order to be economically-self reliant and support their families.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that various speakers, in their remarks at the occasion, commended the governor’s wife for the gesture and expressed optimism that it would aid the war against poverty and improve living standards in the rural settlements.
They also urged people to plan their lives in accordance with their means.