Nigerian Billionaire Ned Nwoko has given what can be described as a dumb advice to solving a country’s poor economy.
According to the millionaire, marrying more than one wife is one of the simplest ways which can be introduced to save the dying economy.
“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.” He also said the polygamist nature of northerners has helped to increase their population and made them the majority.
Ned Nwoko was bold to have made his comment on an international platform like BBC where he was being interviewed.
Speaking in the interview with BBC Igbo, the man with many wives asserted that polygamy carries a lot of economical advantages and that informed his decision to marry Regna Danniels in addition to his many beautiful wives.
He added that getting married to more than one woman helps secure a better economy and prevents poverty which also goes a long way to prevents women from promiscuity.
“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 the 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 Northerners.”