METRO: Man Marries For The First Time At Age 74 in Kogi

Mallam Muhammad Awal, a 74-year-old from Kogi State, just got married for the first time. On August 28, Awal married Mallama Rahmat Muhammad, a divorcee of 45, in Lokoja, the state capital of Kogi.

The septuagenarian explained to reporters why he had waited this long to get married by saying that a lack of funds had prevented him from approaching a woman for marriage.

He said, “I have always been afraid I might fail in my duty of care to a spouse if I married and it is something I fear and don’t want to joke with. I am also afraid of separation from my spouse. I know if I fail to take care of her, she might either leave me or cheat on me with another man, which I would not like. So, to avoid all of that, I dismissed the idea of marriage altogether. But now, Allah has made this a reality.”

When asked if he had ever proposed marriage to a woman, he said; “I have… Many. This was when I was much younger. Many of them looked down on me, mostly because of my financial status. But I thank God it is in the past.”

Regarding his new wife’s attraction to him and if he planned to have children with her, he replied; “Apart from the fact that she is beautiful, she is also down-to-earth, understanding, religious and rooted in the marital institution. Only Allah knows if we are going to have children. You never know what the Almighty can do. It is not in our hands, but His hands.”

Rahmat claimed that it was predetermined that they would ending up as a couple.

She continued, “Allah has a reason for bringing us together and my prayers is for him to bless us and give us peace and understanding in our home.”


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