Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed, Emir of Anka in Zamfara State, has cautioned low income earners against marrying more than one wife.
Ahmed, who gave the warning on Sunday in Anka, said that multiple marriage was worsening the economic situation of the poor and making them even poorer, NAN reports.
He spoke during the distribution of some women empowerment items donated by Hajia Aisha Bello-Matawalle, wife of the state governor.
He said, “Civil servants on a salary of N15,000 a month marry more than one wife and end up raising families they cannot catter for.
“It is this attitude that is responsible for increasing out-of-school children because the parents cannot shoulder the responsibility.
“People should marry in accordance with their earnings to ensure that their children have sound education and good moral background,” he counseled.
The emir advised beneficiaries of the gesture to make good use of their packages in order to be economically-self reliant and support their families.