High bride price causes delay in marriage

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Published on November 9, 2016 by pmnews   ·   1 Comment

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Some FCT residents have attributed the delay in marriage among men to high bride price demanded by some cultures as part of marriage rites.

Bride price is a payment in the form of money or property made by the groom to the bride or her family

It could also be a gift or payment to the parents or guardian of the female on account of marriage or intended marriage, depending on the customary practice of the persons involved.

Some Abuja residents said the demand for high bride price had contributed to ending some marriage engagements and left many mature ladies unmarried.

Mr Sunday Ifeanyi, a businessman in Garki market, Abuja, said there was no uniformity of bride price as every culture had its own peculiar requirements for a couple to enter into marriage.

Ifeanyi, who said there was no agreed age for marriage, added that…

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