The Tiv paramount ruler, Prof. James Ayatse, on Monday cried out over outrageous bride price in the land, which he said had precluded young people from getting married.
Ayatse made this statement while speaking at a reception organised in his honour by his kinsmen, the Shangev-Ya Development Association in Kwande Local Government Area.
A statement issued by his Media Assistant, Mr. Freddie Adamgbe, quoted the monarch as saying that the Tiv Area Traditional Council would soon partner the church and relevant stakeholders to cut down the exorbitant bride price.
He added, “only cultural values of economic and social benefit to the people would be promoted, while those with ‘retrogressive tendencies’ would be discouraged.
“The council would make a law to prevent people from lavishing money for burial ceremonies.”