Senator Dino Melaye has urged Nigerian men to patronize “Made-in-Nigeria” women and stop paying dowry in dollars and pounds.
Melaye, who made the comment during the Senate’s plenary session on March 2, 2016, also apologized to Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, who is married to a foreign wife, Cape Verdean, Iara Fortes, during his speech.
“We will also move in order to encourage the Made-in-Nigeria products in Nigeria, begin to talk about Made-in-Nigeria women. Apologies to my uncle, the governor of Edo state, we must as a people stop paying dowry in dollars and pounds,” Melaye said.
“It is time for my colleagues here to become born again,” he added.
Melaye made the comment while supporting a suggestion by Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe urging the Senate to make laws to encourage the consumption of local goods.
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