The traditional ruler of Otukpa, the headquarters of Ogbadibo LGA of Benue, Chief Sir Sunday Ekele Jp has banned intending grooms in the community from spending more than N100, 000 on traditional wedding.
The decision became imperative following complaints from young men in the community that outrageous bride price has been discouraging them from getting married.
The monarch, who made this known on Thursday, July 20th, while speaking on a live programme on Joy FM, Otukpo said any one found flaunting the new law would be penalized.
“Money should not prevent anyone from getting married in our community. From now onward, no one should spend more than hundred thousand naira before he gets a wife in our community. We need to encourage the young men so they won’t be scared of going into marriage,” he said.
Source: Idoma Voice