Zamfara Emir, Attahiru Ahmed Counsels Locals On How Polygamy Fosters Poverty

‘The education deprivation in northern Nigeria is driven by various factors, including economic barriers and socio-cultural norms and practices that discourage attendance in formal education.’

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“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 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 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.

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