The Imo State Commissioner for Happiness has made a complicated statement.
She advised men to marry more than one wife so as to curb the rate of prostitution in the state.
IMO state is ranking number for prostitution in the South East and this is not a good omen.
Speaking in Owerri state capital this morning, Commissioner Ogechi said Imo state has more women than men forcing a lot of unmarried women to commit adultery with other people’s husbands.
The commissioner said according to statistics, out of approximately 3.9 million Imo state indigenes, 3 million are women.
In her words she said;
“I am not forcing you, but just encouraging you to marry two or more wives to reduce on women staying without husbands”, Commissioner Ogechi told a conference of about 14,000 men who were receiving training in various life skills in the commercial capital.
“Our women are crying every day due to lack of men to marry and support them economically hence they engage in prostitution.
So please try to work hard and be productive so that you can help our women by marrying two or more wives provided you are able to provide for their basic needs”. She pleaded.
“As government, we shall be giving some small incentives to such men provided you don’t abuse your wives”.