Marry two or more wives to reduce prostitution- Imo State Commissioner for Happiness


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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.

She said:

“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.


“As government, we shall be giving some small incentives to such men provided you don’t abuse your wives”.


When politicians and government officials use their mandate for friends and family settlement, it leads to creation of ministries and offices that have nothing to offer the masses and this is one of the results of such abuse of political office!

What is your opinion?


4 thoughts on “Marry two or more wives to reduce prostitution- Imo State Commissioner for Happiness

  1. Emeka Ihebie says:

    My opinion is simple:ploygamy does not reduce prostitution. Fear of God does. Polygamy in the North and even in the biblical Old Testament periods never stopped prostitution and excess woman. You are correct about that system of government.

    1. chidimmaihebie says:

      In fact, with Imo State government, nothing is a surprise to me again. I just wish our political leaders would face real governance and stop beating about the bush. Thank you for the comments.

  2. Angel says:

    Where is she deducing the assertion from
    Not from the Bible of course
    Prostitution is demonic
    It doesn’t have anything to do with whether you are married
    or single
    I am really surprised hearing this from her

    1. chidimmaihebie says:

      It’s surprising indeed. It is one of the results of giving political appointments as a reward rather than on merit. Nigeria has a long way to go going by the attitude of our politicians.

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