Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II Plans To Introduce Laws Restricting Polygamy
Emir Sanusi II says polygamy is connected to poverty and terrorism
Emir of kano, Muhammed Sanusi II has said he will introduce a law that would restrict muslims from polygamy. He said this while addressing a gathering of muslims on Sunday.
According to Vanguard Newspaper, the monarch was quoted saying;
“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 and will outlaw forced marriages. It will make domestic violence illegal, put in conditions that you need to fulfill before you can marry a second wife and will spell out the responsibilities of a father beyond producing a child.
This is a big law which covers a whole range of issues from consent to marriage, to maintenance to divorce and maintenance of children & inheritance. It will be the first time in Northern Nigeria that a Muslim law on personal status will be codified.”
While Nigerians who are not muslims would applaud this decision, it certainly won’t go down well with majority of muslims.
Let us know what you think.