Why Emir Of Kano Wants To Ban Polygamy In Nigeria.
Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has said that he will introduce a new law which will place a permanent ban on polygamy.
According to the Emir, one of the reasons for proposing a law to ban polygamy is because the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time is responsible for the rise of poverty and terrorism in the country.
The Monarch gave the statement during a speech he delivered at a Muslim gathering on Sunday. Emir Muhammadu Sanusi said Muslims practice polygamous marriage and most of the poor men end up marrying up to four wives with as many as 20 children when they do not have the means to send them to schools, thus some end up being beggars and terrorists.
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“Those of us in the (mainly Muslim) North have all seen the economic consequences of men who are not capable of maintaining one wife, marrying four. They end up producing 20 children, not educating them, leaving them on the streets, and they end up as thugs and terrorists.
“The law will address what Islam says on marriage, it will outlaw forced marriages, it will make domestic violence illegal, it will put in conditions that you need to fulfill before you can marry a second wife, it will spell out the responsibilities of a father beyond producing a child.
“It is a big law which covers a whole range of issues from consent to marriage, to maintenance to divorce, to the maintenance of children and inheritance. It will be the first time in Northern Nigeria that a Muslim law on personal status will be codified.”
A perfect example of a Polygamous Nigerian man is Alhaji Pa Bello Abubakar Masaba who is married to 97 wives and has over 190 children.
The Niger State born husband to many, is an Islamic scholar and faith healer, who was detained some time in 2008 for breaking the Sharia Law which does not allow a man to marry more than four wives.
In an interview with a foreign newspaper, Masaba disclosed how he continues to make history as Nigeria’s most prolific man. He is even proud of his actions and plans to keep marrying more women anytime he sees a new Miss Right.
When asked how he manages to satisfy all his women sexually, the octogenarian said his sexual power is from God. “In his wisdom, God has given me the power and strength to give them the sexual portion they need. If I didn’t satisfy them, they would leave.”