The Kano State Hisbah Board says it has procured furniture and other materials for the wedding of 1,800 intending couples under its mass wedding scheme.
Sheikh Aminu Daurawa, the Commander-General of the board, said this when he inspected some of the items for the wedding on Wednesday in Kano.
He said the government had set budgeted over N800millon for purchase of clothing materials, food items, furniture and other necessities for the wedding.
”Each bride will receive a set of bed, mattress and pillows, as well as N20, 000 to start up a business.
“Some philanthropists have pledged to contribute their quota to ensure the success of the wedding.
“1,800 couples will benefit from the gesture, which would go a long way in curtailing societal vices and poverty in the society, as many marriages were being postponed, due to inability of parents to sponsor the wedding,” he said.
Daurawa said that the wedding date would be announced to enable residents and individuals willing to assist to contribute their quota toward the desired objectives.
He added that criteria had been set for the selection of the beneficiaries adding that those who divorced their spouses on flimsy excuses after the marriage would be made to pay back by the government.(NAN)