Council To Enact Law On Bride Price

Jakusko Local Government Council has revealed its plan to enact a bye-law that would fix the maximum bride price to be paid in the area. The chairman of the council, Alhaji Saleh Nadir Amshe, made the revelation recently, while speaking in an interview with Leadership. He said the law became necessary when the council observed that youths were being discouraged from getting married because of the exorbitant bride price charged by parents of prospective brides. He said the council would also enact another bye-law banning travelling with weapons which he said was aimed at reducing crime in the area. He advised youths in the area to be law-abiding and desist from drug abuse. He appealed to aggrieved members of the ANPP in the area to join hands with the administration of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam and his deputy, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, in its efforts to touch their lives through the provision of dividends of democracy.