Nigerian billionaire and politician, Ned Nwoko has disclosed that having multiple wives is relevant in today’s world looking at the economic stress in the country.
The 60-year-old husband of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels opened up on his career, family and his wife in an interview with BBC Igbo where he detailed how he married all his wives.
According to Ned Nwoko who does not believe in dating, marrying four women is helping society because it is due to the downturn of the economy that has force many women into prostitution.
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On his marrying another wife, he said:
“Whether I marry another wife is not … she knows that it can happen, I come from a very polygamous environment myself, I love children and I want more children, she knows it and my other wives know this, so we see what happens in the future.”
“You see the average Northerner marrying two, three, four women, they are helping the society because it is the economic downturn that has affected so many women who you see doing prostitution and all that. But the fallacy of it all is that Christianity does not allow that in the South and yet, the average Southern man has 10 girlfriends.
“I love my culture as I know it, not as they are trying to dilute it. Igbo culture is wonderful and should be promoted the way it has always been. But even looking at that, look at your population in Nigeria and what I will call economy of marriage, as an Igbo man with one wife, four children, a Northerner has four wives with five children each, in the next 10 years, 20 years, imagine the population of the Northerner.
“With you, an Igbo person, the population will be like one to five because of this disparity. The gap is getting bigger and Igbos will never catch up because of this self-imposed restriction,” he bemoaned.