View Full Version : 8,000 Women Protest Lack Of Husbands In Northern Nigeria

13th October 2013, 06:14 PM
8,000 single women stormed the streets of Zamfara state, Northern Nigeria, demanding that the Zamfara State Government should help them in their search for husbands.
The protests was led by Hajiya Suwaiba Isa, Chairperson of the Zamfara Widows Association stated “Many of us cannot afford two meals in a day because there are no men to support us”.

The patron, Alhaji Sa’idu Goshe confirmed that the association had over 8,000 women whcih comprises of 5,380 divorcees, 2,200 widows, 1,200 orphans and 80 others, whom he said, were looking for men to marry them.

He went ahead to state that the women need assistance to purchase household items such as beds, mattresses and other basic necessities needed to move to their husbands’ houses.

Alhaji Goshe appealed to the state commission to assist the Zamfara Widows Association to search for suitors.

He said the screening would determine the suitors’ health status, source of livelihood and ability to maintain a family.