Metro Kano Govt. to Give Out 2,000 Widows, Divorcees in Mass Wedding



mass-wedding3.jpg The Kano State Hisba Board on Tuesday said it had commenced preparations for the mass wedding of another batch of 2,000 widows and divorcees in the state.

The Director-General of the Hisba Board, Dr Abba Sufi, said it has commenced preparation for the mass wedding of another batch of 2000 widows and divorcees in the state.

Sufi said the preparations followed recent directive by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to the Board to start arrangement for the wedding of another batch of 2,000 couples.

The director-general said the Board intended to introduce some innovations to improve on its programmes with a view to addressing other challenges and the event is expected to take place before the end of the year.

He said the present administration was determined to sustain the programme in view of its benefits to the society.

“The aim of the programme is to check prostitution and other vices in the society, hence the decision of government to sustain it,’’ Sufi said.

He urged prospective couples to cooperate with the Board in order to ensure the success of the programme.

It would be recalled that no fewer than 5,000 couples had so far benefitted from the government- sponsored mass wedding programme introduced by former Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso in May 2012.