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The Imo state Commissioner for Happiness, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo, Speaking in Owerri, the state capital on Friday, has appealed to men in the state to marry two or more wives as a way of reducing prostitution and redundancy among women.
Mrs. Ololo 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 and only .9 million are men.
“I am not forcing you, but just encouraging you to marry two or more wives to reduce on women staying without husbands”, the commissioner 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.