Poverty and backwardness was caused by polygamy in the North - Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, has warned that unless the people of the North change their culture, they will continue to be backward and poor.

The emir, according to a report by PUNCH, made the comment in Gusau, Zamfara State, on Friday while presenting a paper. Sanusi was represented at the event by Dr Usman Bugaji.

According to the emir, the culture of marrying more than one wife by those who cannot even properly take care of one wife and producing many children was the main reason why the Northern region would continue to remain backward and poor.

According to him, he disclosed that there are some people who cannot afford to feed one wife but they have already engaged themselves in marring three wives and have more children than what they can feed, talk less of paying for their school fees.

However, he disclosed that poverty level in the North area is 80 per cent while in the South keep 20 per cent because of the culture of marrying many wives and producing many children. And at the end of everything does children will be on the streets to beg for what to eat.

Some other issues we are facing nowadays is drug abuse, Boko Haram, banditry and unemployment would be nothing compared to what we will be dealing with in the next 20 or 30.

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