Nigerian politician and billionaire, Ned Nwoko, has said that men who shun polygamy are the reason for the high level of prostitution in the society.
Ned Nwoko, who has four wives, including popular actress Regina Daniels, said in an interview with The Guardian that he and the Ooni of Ife, who married multiple wives in quick succession, are serving Nigeria by taking many wives.
According to him, a man with multiple wives focuses more on them as opposed to a monogamous man who lavishes his money and time on girlfriends.
“Many women are out there on their own without husbands, especially in the southern part of the country, and there is a high level of prostitution.
“What some of our girls do to make ends meet is regrettable and if our men emulate their northern counterparts by having more than one wife, that could probably change the situation.
“The man, who has three wives, for instance, concentrates on them and his children; every money he makes is spent on the family and he is more likely not to have any girlfriends or concubines. The money those with several girlfriends spend on them is a gift, not an investment in the family.”
“My grandfather and the Ooni’s grandfather and the then Olowo of Owo took many photographs together. So, the Ooni and I have that kind of common background, because our grandfathers were kings and served Nigeria in that capacity. And we are now also serving Nigeria by having many wives,” he said.