Court orders man to get a job by April 18, provide for his family —

Court orders man to get a job by April 18, provide for his family

A Shari’a Court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna State, on Tuesday ordered a man, Ibrahim Aliyu, to get a job by April 18 in order to sustain his family.

Earlier, in a petition, a 45-year-old businesswoman, Fatima Lawal, approached the court, seeking an order compelling Aliyu to get a job.

Delivering judgment, Justice Salisu Abubakar-Tureta, said: ”if he fails to get a job or start a business before the adjourned date, the court will dissolve the marriage as prayed by his wife”.

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Lawal, who resides in Rigasa area, told the court that Aliyu has left the responsibility of providing for the family to her for two years.

“My father-in-law used to help us. But since he died two years ago, my husband has refused to get a job.

”My mother stepped in help us. I am tired. The responsibility is too much on me. I want him to change and be responsible but if he refuses, I will leave him,” she said.

In his defence, Aliyu said that things changed for the worst, when the Kasuwan Barci market was demolished.

”I lost my means of livelihood. I am ready to get a job and start providing for my family,” he said.

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