'Husbands Will Be Scarce Soon'
A women’s group, National Council of Catholic Women Organisation, NCCWO has raised an alarm that husbands will be scarce by 2023.
The group raised the alarm against the drop of male-child in formal education, stating that it may have an adverse effect on the society in the near future.
With the impending drop, the group stressed that in the next decade, there would be scarcity of quality husbands in Nigeria.
While addressing journalists Thursday in Abuja, National President of the group, Chief Felicia Onyeabo said: “The future of this country is going to be very bleak for the male-child. How many girls do you see hawking clothes? Go to Onitsha, they are all men. We have looked round and have come to see that there is a neglect of boys in education. Who are the armed robbers on the streets? They are mostly the boys. Let us concentrate on training the boys.”
She added: “The NCCWO feels that a vacuum is being created, and very soon, we shall be faced with a situation where our educated girl-child will not find a corresponding suitable boy-child to marry. This is because more boys drop out of school, apparently because the high rate of unemployed youth discourages our young boys from appreciating the need to be educated.”
The NCCWO also considers the fact that: “In the near future, quality husbands will become extremely scarce, with too many highly educated women looking for husbands, and settling for any type of husbands, just to get married. The result of this type of situation is better imagined and will not augur well for Nigerians.”