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Benue Traditional Ruler Bans Men From Paying Expensive Bride Price, Limits Spending To N100K
July 24, 2017 – Benue Traditional Ruler Bans Men From Paying Expensive Bride Price, Limits Spending On Traditional Marriages To 100,000 Naira In Otukpa
The traditional ruler of Otukpa in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue state has waged war on families demanding huge bride price from his kinsmen during traditional marriages.
While speaking on a live TV show last week Thursday, Chief Sunday Ekele revealed that he has banned prospective grooms in Otukpa from paying expensive bride price.
According to him, the new limit imposed on traditional marriages is N100,000.
He added that the decision came after complaints from young men who have been discouraged from taking wives in Otukpa because of expensive bride price demand.
Chief Ekele said anyone caught going against the new law would be penalized according to tradition.
July 24, 2017 at 8:03 PM
If the new measure introduced by the Benue traditional ruler is upheld in Otukpa kingdom, then he will be highly remembered for breaking the hurdle of expensive marriage in their land. The fear of paying expensive bride price has been preventing many men in our country from marrying early. They tend to waste a lot of their youthful years trying to search for huge amount of money in order to pay the family of the bride before getting marrying to their wife. By so doing, they tend to marry very late. That has been seriously affecting our single ladies as well because many of them become desperate as a result of their prolong state of singleness and eventually fall into the wrong hand. How I wish every tribe in Nigeria will ban paying expensive bride price.
July 25, 2017 at 12:22 PM
THANK YOU ENDURANCE MORE AND MORE OF OUR MEN NOW MARRY FOREIGNERS THEY DON’T ASK FOR SUCH
July 24, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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July 25, 2017 at 5:19 AM
i hear that beyonce song blasting..all the single ladies…Benue men,if una no marry before the year ends,na una sabi..price slashed,everything is 90percent off orig price,no gwarangida,no live in lovers and no kurukere moves.he who know how to pound,over to you.Good one from the traditional ruler,not the bad ones who fake their kidnap to fleece their communities.three gbozas there
July 25, 2017 at 12:20 PM
GOD BLESS THIS TRADITIONAL RULER, ACTUALLY BRIDE PRICE IS GONE OFF THE ROOF SO MANY FAMILES HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE AND ABUSED IT.. SO ANNOYING AND RIDICULOUS TO BE HONEST