Kano State Hisbah Board said it has commenced preparation for the mass wedding of another batch of 2,000 widows and divorcees.
Director-General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, said this in an interview with NAN yesterday in Kano.
Sufi said the preparation followed a recent directive by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to the board to start arrangements 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 preparation for the event, expected to take place before the end of the year.’’
The director-general said the board intends to introduce some innovation to improve the programme with a view to addressing other challenges.
He said the present administration was determined to sustain the programme in view of its benefit to the society.
“The aim of the programme is to check prostitution and other vices in the society, hence the decision of the 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.

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