By Mustapha Usman, Kano
The Kano State government has married off 760 couples in its Mass Wedding Scheme on Sunday.
The solemnisations were held at the central mosques of each of the 44 local government areas of the state.
15 couples from each of the 44 local government areas of the state were approved to participate in this batch after meeting all the requirements.
The mass wedding also held at some mosques in the metropolitan area such as the Kano central mosque, where the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, attended.
Other mosques in the metropolis include Isyaku Rabiu mosque and Waje Friday mosque in Fagge Local Government Area.
Speaking at the reception organised in honour of the couples by the state government at coronation hall, the Commander General of the Kano State Hisbah Board, Aminu Daurawa, said the couples were carefully selected after undergoing series of screening.
He said the couples had to undergo medical tests and the bride grooms had to also have jobs.
He also said that the state government had paid N20,000 dowry for each of the groom and also donated the sum of N15, 000 to each of the brides for empowerment.
He explained that the state government had provided full furniture sets for each of the bride.
“I urge you to respect the sanctity of marriage. I urge you to handle your spouses with care. You should fear Allah in your life as marriage is form of worship. I finally congratulate you. May you live forever in peace and tranquility,” Mr Daurawa said.
In his remarks, Mr Ganduje tasked the couples on tolerance and perseverance.
“You would notice that since announcement of this programme, it had taken a long time to actualise it. It is nothing but taking a painstaking effort in a bid to achieving our aim of making it successful,” he said.
He urged them to take a good care of their children and place them on the right path.