The Kano State Government on Saturday said it had concluded plans for the mass wedding of 1,520 prospective couples scheduled to hold on February 26 (today).
The Director General of the State Hisbah Board, Dr. Abba Sufi, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.
Sufi said the wedding would be conducted in four Juma’at mosques in the Kano metropolis and at the headquarters of the 44 local government areas of the state.
He said Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was expected to attend the wedding at the Central Mosque, near the Emir of Kano’s palace, while his deputy, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, and the Speaker of the state Assembly, Mr. Kabiru Rurum, would attend the event at the Sheik Isiyaka Rabi’u‘s Mosque and Murtala Muhammed Mosque, respectively.
He said the state government had set N20,000 as dowry for each of the brides, while N15,000 would be given to each bride as support.
Sufi said the governor would also host the husbands to a reception at 2 pm while the first lady, Mrs. Hafsat Ganduje, would host the brides at 6 pm on Sunday.
He stated that the state government had assigned commissioners to attend the wedding in their respective local government areas.