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1,000 Widows And Divorcees Partake In Hisbah Board Organized Mass Wedding Ceremony in Kano

1,000 Widows And Divorcees Partake In Hisbah Board Organized Mass Wedding Ceremony in Kano

1,000 Widows And Divorcees Partake In Hisbah Board Organized Mass Wedding Ceremony in Kano

One thousand widows and divorcees were on Saturday given out in marriage under the third batch of mass wedding organised by the Hisbah Board of the Kano State Government.

The wedding ceremony (Fatiha) in Kano was conducted at the Kano Central Mosque under the supervision of Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso, who served as the father of the grooms.

The wedding of 21 brides was conducted at the headquarters of each of their local government areas of the state as part of efforts to decentralise the programme.

Kwankwaso commended traditional rulers and Islamic scholars in the state for ensuring the success of the programme. He urged the couples to live in peace in order to sustain the relationship.

The governor also used the occasion to pray for the sustenance of peace in the state. The Commander-General of the board, Sheik Aminu Daurawa, said “this is the first time in the history of the country that 1,000 widows and divorcees are being joined in wedlock at a time.”

He said the board had set aside N10 million to be paid as bride prices in addition to providing essential items for the couples.

One thousand, three hundred and fifty women have so far been married under the mass wedding programme which started in May 2012.

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