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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

“The law will address what Islam says on marriage" - Emir of Kano Moves to Ban Polygamy


Ex-CBN Governor and now Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has bared his plans of banning polygamy, as he alleged it has a connection with poverty and terrorism.

According to him, because Muslims are allowed to marry more than one wife, they end up taking as much as 4 wives, who might produce 20 children they won't train in schools, with some turning out to be terrorists.


“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" he said.

On the new law to be passed by the Kano State Government, the Emir has this to say;

“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 fulfil 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 maintenance of children and inheritance. It will be the first time in northern Nigeria that a Muslim law on personal status will be codified.” 

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