Mass weddings in Nigeria set to kick off as men asked to lodge applications to marry divorcees and widows
Posted by Administrator on March 9, 2012
Kano State Hisbah Command says it is set to marry off the first set of widows and divorcees numbering about 100.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes the board as saying that the exercise was aimed at reducing the hardship of women and divorce rates in the state.
The Commander of the Hisbah, Malam Aminu Daurawa, had earlier announced in a broadcast that interested men and women must obtain application forms from the command.
Malam Yahya Tanko, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, told NAN on Wednesday, that the marriage rites would take place in batches.
He said about 20 of them had already been married off while over 1, 000 applications were being processed by the command.
Tanko said the next batch of 100 widows and widowers would soon be married.
He also said that a workshop would be organised for the men and women to brief them on the need to stay in matrimony based on Islamic guidance.
Tanko said that Hisbah was determined to wipe out all societal ills from Kano, adding that the planned marriages was one of the ways of achieving its aim. (NAN)
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