Dating and marriage customs in nigeria
” In 1999 Niger ratified the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, including Article 21 regarding the prohibition of child marriage.
In 2004 Niger signed, but has not yet ratified, the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, including Article 6 which sets the minimum age for marriage as 18.
Traditional marriage in Tiv, Benue State is one of the richest in the country.
Way back in the days before it was taken over by the modern marriage arrangements, traditional marriage in Tiv Benue State used to be very fun and sudden, but that’s just their traditions during those days!
While coming at this time along with his people, he is required to bring a bottle of wine and hot drinks, with bag of salt and bush meat if the bride’s family request for that.3.
Not to be overlook also, is the flexibility of marrying a Tiv woman.
Most of their items on the list are negotiable and could be substituted with cash easily.
As if keeping the best for the last, guess how much an average Tiv bride price is? Local gin and some cash which is usually meant for the replacement of the drinks in case it finishes soon.
A 2017 World Bank study suggests that ending child marriage in Niger could save the country more than USD25 billion by 2030.
Child marriage is driven by gender inequality and the belief that women and girls are somehow inferior to men and boys.SEE ALSO: List Of Traditional Marriage Requirements In Yoruba Land4. But hey, when it comes to beauty and homely female folks, the Benue people has them.