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Kebbi govt organize mass wedding for over 300 widows, divorcees

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Over 300 widows, divorcees, and indigents on Sunday joyously celebrated a mass wedding at the Gwandu Emirate Palace in Birnin Kebbi, as organized by the Kebbi state government under the guidance of Hajia Nafisa Nasir Idris, the governor’s wife. 

The event, facilitated by the NANAS foundation, a pet project of Hajia Nafisa Idris, aimed to address the challenges faced by those grappling with divorce, widowhood, and financial hardship.

Reflecting on the purpose of the mass wedding, Hajia Nasir Idris articulated, “Our intention with this mass wedding is to alleviate the plight of divorcees, widows, and those in financial need who struggle with the burden of marriage expenses.” 

She reiterated her husband’s commitment to governance for the people of Kebbi State, emphasizing the government’s role in providing support and a sense of belonging to its citizens.

The occasion, graced by the esteemed Islamic cleric Sheik Aminu Daurawa of Kano State, witnessed the payment of a cumulative dowry of 21 million naira, with each bride receiving seventy thousand naira and essential household items. 

Local government officials, prominent political figures, and representatives from the Hisbah organization attended the event, underscoring the collaborative effort to extend assistance and foster social cohesion across Kebbi’s 21 local governments.

Hajia Nasir Idris further emphasized, “My husband has reiterated his commitment to returning governance to the people, and through initiatives like this, we are fulfilling that promise by providing substantial support and welfare programs for the people of Kebbi State.” 

 

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