18 August 2016
The Kano State government’s mass wedding programme is yielding high numbers of potential couples.
The state’s Hisbah Board said on Thursday that it had registered 1, 042 prospective couples in 18 local government areas of the state for the state government’s mass wedding programme.
The programme is designed to marry off interested widows, widowers, divorcees and others so as to stave promiscuity.
The Director-General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, said all the prospective couples were registered at the board’s headquarters.
Sufi said the board was still awaiting the list of registered couples from the remaining 26 local government areas of the state.
“As at yesterday (Wednesday) we received the list of those registered in 18 of the 44 local government areas in the state,’’ he said.
The director-general explained that the registration which was ongoing would continue until those interested in the programme were registered.
He added that as soon as the registration was completed, the board would begin the screening of the couples to ascertain their health status before the mass wedding.
In spite of changes introduced in the programme, prospective couples continued to troop to the board and its offices in the local government areas for registration.
The board began registration of prospective couples on Aug. 8.