Coming after the wife of Benue State Governor, Mrs. Eunice Ortom,
appealed to Tor Tiv, for a review of high bride-prices in Tiv land in
order to enable young men get married when due, because the high demands
made on young men seeking to marry Tiv daughters scares them off, Tor
Tiv, the 5th His Royal Majesty, Prof. James Ayatse,
over the weekend gave out his daughter, Dr Doofan Ayatse’s hand in
marriage to Dr David Tsenu Agishi of Etulo, Buruku local government all
of Benue state at just one thousand Naira (1000) as dowry.
According to him, the #1000 dowry will soon become a law in Tiv land
to enable even the poor to marry. He further disclosed that his concern
is for the peace, love and progress of the couple, as no amount of money
can buy his daughter in the name of dowry.
Here are photos from the event;