On Friday (13 Oct 2023), a mass wedding was conducted for 3,600 men and women by the Government of Kano State across the 44 local government areas of the state.
CONVERSERR learned that the wedding Fatihah was held at the Aminu Bayero, the Emir of Kano’s palace.
According to NAN, the recipients, who were primarily young girls and boys, widows, divorcees, and spinsters, came from all 44 of the state’s local government areas.
The ceremony was attended by Governor Abba Yusuf, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the Kwankwasiyya, government representatives, and religious leaders.
The Madakin Kano, Yusuf Nabahani, spoke on behalf of the Emir of Kano and expressed the view that the matrimonial extravaganza demonstrates the state’s commitment to fostering cultural traditions and social cohesion while giving couples a special and affordable way to formally bind their unions.
He announced that the festivities would continue on Saturday with “walima” (traditional feast) at the Government House.
The governor explained that the mass wedding initiative would not only strengthen the bonds between couples but also underscore the commitment of the state government to support its citizens and celebrate the institution of marriage.
“The event reflects the deep-rooted values and unity of the people in Kano State and highlights the government’s dedication to preserving traditions while ensuring a bright future for its people,” he said.
Musa Isyaku, a farmer from Tudun Wada Dankadai Local Government Area, lauded the political commitment demonstrated by Mr Yusuf.
“I have been planning this wedding for the last three years but keep postponing it due to lack of funds,” he said.
Abdulkadir Gezewa, whose three daughters and two boys were among the beneficiaries, commended the governor for releasing funds to purchase furniture and other necessary items for the ceremony.