The Ona of Abaji and Chairman of the FCT Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has expressed concern over high wedding charges from bride parents in his chiefdom.
Alhaji Yunusa, while speaking at his palace during a meeting with some stakeholders and traditional title holders of the area, said it was worrisome that despite the economic hardship in the country, some brides’ parents still charged grooms-to-be a lot of expenses for wedding.
He said the demand for high wedding charges by parents of brides has been discouraging some men from seeking for hand of their daughters for marriage. He called on parents and clerics to as a matter urgency look into the matter.
“Honestly, I am disturbed by the high wedding charges from some parent’s who give out their daughters in marriage. I call on our Muslim clerics and parents to see how this issue can be addressed,” he said.
The monarch also called on his subjects to adhere to the protocols on the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the coronavirus was real.
He said there was need for all residents to adhere strictly to all the COVID-19 protocols as spelt out by the NCDC.
Alhaji Yunusa called on his people to continue to support government, especially in the area of tackling the challenges of insecurity in the country.