Just saw this;-
No fewer than 8,000 women on Thursday matched to the Zamfara Hisbah Commission, seeking the state governmentâs assistance to enable them to get married.
Led by the Chairperson of the Zamfara Widows Association, Hajiya Suwaiba Isa, and the patron, Alhaji Saâidu Goshe, the women said they were not living a normal life and needed husbands to become whole.
âMany of us cannot afford two meals in a day because there are no men to support us,â they said.The patron said the association had over 8,000 women, comprising 5,380 divorcees, 2,200 widows, 1,200 orphans and 80 others, whom he said, were looking for men to marry.
He said the women also needed assistance to purchase household items such as beds, mattresses and other basic necessities needed to move to their husbandsâ houses.
Goshe appealed to the commission to assist the association in screening suitors for the women.
He said the screening would determine the suitorsâ health status, source of livelihood and ability to maintain a family.
OYA NAIJA MEN,WETIN UNA DEY WAIT FOR?? BETTER DEY PORT DEY GO ZAMFARA NOW O! Ehe!
sandra ufuomaSeptember 27, 2013 at 2:51 am
Rubbish!!!Total disgrace to womanhood!!yeye people.Any woman that still believes she needs a man to be successful needs to be prayed 4,serious deliverance!!Be successful and men ur class will come 4 u after all even marriage is vanity.the whole importance they attach to marriage sef makes me wonder if having a husband is an automatic visa to heaven.
imperfectlyperfect92September 27, 2013 at 5:04 am
I sense a kindred spirit btw us @Ufuoma..I suspect these women do not have anytin doing with their hands,are not exposed or the culture has sunk so deep into their consciousness that they flow with it.its almost the same in Naija.wen u get to 20 the only prayer u get is for a husband.I am not saying its bad but there are other things that should be prayed for too in a lady’s life,there are other priorities,d importance given to marriage alone is alarming!
sandra ufuomaSeptember 27, 2013 at 9:46 am
Yes..and its so surprising that even educated and learned ladies are also guilty.
imperfectlyperfect92September 27, 2013 at 10:53 am
Ah,na d learned dey guilty pass sef.their families and friends attack dem evry time with marriage talks and whether educated or not,d desperation in these ladies nor be here.
EtohbraveSeptember 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm
no woman rilly wants to stay single… not afta u’ve had a feel of being wit a companion like the ladies on the news. The truth is , if u v feelings den somday u ‘ll nid som1 to call ur own. dem ladies wanting husbands is never wrong… as “marriage is a sacred n a very special union”. d problem is that no body wants to b a liabilty to no 1 again cos d economy is not friendly as it used 2. der r husbands everywer buh not all husbands av d capacity n means to kip a home running, so staying single until one is redi is kinda d rite tin to du. To som comments categorizing dem ladies as rubbish,yeye ,even laziness, and stuffs like dat… this is the tin… their major problem is loneliness and not d odas like som pips mite conclude, for if a crucial study is made on dese ladies u’ll find at dat loneliness has eaten deep into dia marrows…. for a lonely world which in dis case “a life wit @ a patna” to even sought opinion frm is a frustating n empty world . Even d “independent ladies” in their twenties n above will get to a point wen they jst cant stay alone buh wil nid som1 to call dia own n possibly dia husbands, unless u wish to join the sisterhood or b like d celebrity “oprah” who i beliv has a patna to cuddle r wen she feels lonely…, then plz pray 4 those ladies n not criticize dem as u r not in dia shoes.
imperfectlyperfect92September 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm
@etohBrave,yes marriage is a good thing,it is desperation for it that’s wrong.it has caused many ladies to make wrong decisions.and the truth is marriage doesn’t cure loneliness,u av to be complete on ur own to be able to be in another persons life.marriage gives companionship but d truth is,it cannot fill d void inside u,it is wen u are a wholesome individual that u can provide companionship to another…we are just saying,weda u want to get married or not,let it be 4d ryt reasons,desperation and unnecessary rush has never done anyone any good