The Chief Imam of the community, Tanimu Musa, has lampooned a local farmer in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State for kicking out his wife over her inability to have a male child, DAILY TRUST reports.
Musa, who expressed disappointment at the action during a one-day Stakeholders meeting titled ‘Preventing Gender Based Violence in Kaduna Communities’, claimed it is unfair to chase out a woman with three daughters over an issue that is not her fault.
The cleric condemned the man’s action, which he said qualifies as gender-based violence.
The Chief Imam further warned that the two major religions in the country, Islam and Christianity, are against all forms of domestic violence.
According to him, the woman’s only offence was giving birth to three girls and that the husband preferred a male child to be assisting him on the farm.
“The woman and her husband lived in a village in Chikun LGA, but now moved to my community in Unguwar Rimi after the husband divorced her for simply delivering three daughters.
“She told me, the husband preferred a male children because they are farmers and boys are needed on the farm,” he said.
While calling for caution, Musa urged parents to empower their girl child through education so that they can be economically independent in future.