Sunday, 16 October 2016

91 men register for mass wedding in Jigawa

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No less than 91 men and 50 women have been registered in Birninkudu Local Government Area to participate in mass wedding.

The wedding will reportedly be sponsored and organised by the Jigawa Government  of the state.

The Local Government Information Officer, Alhaji Mustafa Namadi, made the revelation on Sunday, October 16, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.

According to him, 10 couples already agreed to get married. He said that the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the wedding in the area, Malam Idris Yakubu, made a call to traditional as well as religious leaders to enlighten their followers on the importance of the programme.
Yakubu reportedly made the call when members of the committee paid a visit to the District Head of Birninkudu, AlhajiGarba Hassan, in his place on Friday, October 14.
According to Namadi, the LOC chairman said that religious leaders play an important role in ensuring the success of the programme.
Namadi and Yakubu jointly appealed to the leaders particularly imams, to sensitise the public at the weekly Friday sermons in their respective communities.
He added that the district head also promised to hold a meeting with the village and ward heads, enlightening them on the need to support the programme.
NAN earlier reported that the Jigawa government set up a 19-member committee on July 16, which would organise mass weddings for widows and divorcees in the state.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abdulkadir Fanini, was made the head of the committee.
The state government also noted that the exercise is aimed at putting a check on social vices among the people of the state.

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