Kano to wed 2000 wid­ows, di­vorcees

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The Kano State Hisba board yes­ter­day 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 board, Dr Abba Sufi, said this in an in­ter­view with the News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN) in Kano.

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

“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.”

The di­rec­tor-gen­eral said the board in­tended to in­tro­duce some in­no­va­tions to im­prove on its pro­grammes with a view to ad­dress­ing other chal­lenges.

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 Gov­er­nor Rabi’u Kwankwaso in May 2012. (NAN)

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Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari (left), dur­ing his de­par­ture at Nnamdi Azikwe In­ter­na­tional Air­port on a four days of­fi­cial visit to New Delhi, In­dia yes­ter­day.

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