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2,000 divorcées, widows, set for Kano mass wedding


The Director-General of the Kano State Hisba Board, Dr Abba Sufi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday, disclosed it had commenced preparations for the mass wedding of another batch of 2,000 widows and divorcees in the state.

Dr Sufi, said, it followed directive by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to the Board to start arrangement.

“The governor recently directed us to start preparations for the wedding of another set of widows and divorcees.

“So, the Board has since commenced preparations for the event, expected to take place before the end of the year.’’

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

The government-sponsored mass wedding programme was introduced by former Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso in May has seen 5,000 couples already benefit from it.

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