So this went down on International Women’s Day.
Senate Leader, Ali Ndume was contributing to an ongoing debate on the motion to mark International Women’s Day moved by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Oluremi Tinubu.
He had the most interesting contribution.
He asked that Nigerian men should marry more women as a way to “take care of them”
In his words-
“I urge men to marry more than one wife,” he said. “The first care of a woman is marriage.
“Men should take care of women by not just befriending them, but by going further to marry them. I know there is nowhere in the Bible that prohibits marrying more than one wife.
“Starting with the senate president I ask him to consider marrying more than one wife,” he said.
To prove his seriousness, he made a formal request to the Senate. He asked the upper legislative chamber to declare that Nigerian men should marry more than one wife.
“As a sign of respect for women, let’s urge men to marry more than one wife,” he said.
He was supported by Suleiman Nazif, representing Bauchi North Senatorial District.
The request failed as there were more nays than ayes.