Attahiru Ahmed, the Emir of Anka in Zamfara, has advised low and middle income earning Nigerian men not to marry more than one wife as practicising polygamy will only make them poorer.
The monarch gave the advice when he spoke during the distribution of some women empowerment items donated by Hajia Aisha Bello-Matawalle, wife of the state governor over the weekend.
Speaking at the event, the monarch 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,” .