Nigeria to ban polygamy for poor men

Polygamy in nigeria

The speaker of Nigeria’s northern state of Kano has said that the public will be consulted on a bill that aims to ban poor men from marrying more than one wife.

Alhassan Rurum told BBC Hausa that Muslim religious leaders and scholars will also be consulted on defining who can be considered to be poor.

Emir Muhammad Sanusi II

Since taking office in 2014 Emir Muhammad Sanusi II has made several progressive proposals upending traditional views

The controversial proposal was made by Muhammad Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, to ensure that men have families that they are able to take care of.

Story by the BBC

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