TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE AMONG IBIAKU CLAN IN MKPAT ENIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF AKWA IBOM STATE 1900-2000.
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Marriage is an important institution worldwide particularly in Africa. For its importance, marriage has been categorized differently; we have the traditional
marriage which takes into consideration customs and norms, followed by Islamic and Christian marriages which are one regarded as modern marriages. In this present dispensation the three marriages have borrowed a lot of things from one another that one hardly distinguished each one. Traditional marriage being the oldest though not abolished but is relegated to the background so much that in most places it remains a shadow of itself. So when people perform traditional marriage one finds out that it is only the name that remains.
This therefore raises the question of whether people still know what traditional marriage is. It is against this background that the researcher wish to study
traditional marriage among Ibiaku clan in Mkpat enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state to bring back into lime light the lost memory of the people’s