Nigeria needs law forcing civil servants to marry more wives – Islamic cleric to National Assembly

A prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Aminu Baba Waziri, has urged Nigerian lawmakers to institute a law that would compel civil servants on grade level 12 to take additional wives.

The Imam made this call during a sermon at Takur Commercial Mosque in Dutse, Jigawa State on Friday.

Waziri said his reason for the suggestion is because if one looks at the number of available women, it becomes necessary for men to consider adding more wives for the betterment of society.

The Sheikh lamented that despite the abundance of single women including widows, single and married men are not adding wives.

He explained that marriage is considered one of the most important institutions in Islam, stressing that both the Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) emphasise its importance and the value it holds in the eyes of Allah.

Citing the Holy Quran, Waziri added: “Allah says in Chapter 4:3 “You fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or that which your right hands possess. That will be more suitable to prevent you from doing injustice.”

In other news…

CorrectNG recalls that a man reneged on his promise of marriage and scammed a UK-based lady out of a financial agreement which was made before she helped him travel abroad.

He was said to have lied to her that they will get married once he arrives the United Kingdom, so she sent him a huge sum of money as proof of funds so make his student visa application easy.

However, after concluding the arrangements and moving to her city, he made a U-turn regarding the relationship. He refused to send the proof of funds money back to the girl even after breaking her heart.

A Twitter user @chymaker shared the story and noted that he intends to take up the case and see to it that the man is prosecuted.

He wrote; “I’ve just heard a story that broke my heart and if that person doesn’t rethink his action, I’ll personally take up the case to prove just one point. You can’t lead a woman on with a promise of marriage, she assist you to move over to the UK and you not only disappointed her but also want to keep the money.

The right and reasonable thing to do is to refund her money. If you don’t , well let’s leave how we get around it under UK law. You’re just on a student visa and what you can’t attract to yourself is a case that clearly expose you as a scammer.

I have the entirely conversation and proof of funds. Whatever your name is, please send her money back. Do not paint Nigerian youths with a bad brush and you are less than 32 yrs and a lot ahead of you.”