February 22, 2017

Reduce bride price, our men need to marry- Benue first lady

 The first lady of Benue state, Mrs. Eunice Ortom has called for a downward review of bride pride price to enable men marry as at when due.

  She was speaking at the courtesy call she paid to a Tiv traditional ruler, James Ayatse along with women from the Tiv-speaking local governments of the state.

  In her words:

‘Such high demands discourage many bachelors from even attempting to get married; the result is that many young girls cannot find husbands,” she said, adding that such exorbitant charges were not part of Tiv culture. Such charges are imported; our traditional rulers should discard them,’ she said.

Reduce bride price, our men need to marry- Benue first lady
She claimed that the situation of high and unrealistic bride prices was the cause of eloping which was becoming rampant.

 
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