From Yakubu Mustapha Minna

The Catholic Bishop of Kontagora Diocese, Most Rev . Dr. Bulus Dauwa Yohanna has conducted mass wedding for 30 couples in Niger state.

The Bishop joined the couples in holy matrimony at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Agwarra local government area of Niger state.

Bishop Yohanna disclosed that, until a couple is joined together in marriage legally both traditionally (through bride prize) and blessed in the church it is wrong for them to cohabit.

According to him “the people of Agwarra rely more on traditional marriage which encourages them to cohabit with more than one wife without paying their bride prices.

Bishop Yohanna stated that marriage is meant for the prepared adults, “some people refer to their marriages as dead while still alive due to lingering issues that are not tackled on time thereby causing couples not to talk to one another even while living in the same apartment”.

Furthermore, he said marriage is a life time commitment which should be built on love and companionship.

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