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Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows

Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State has organised the mass wedding of 300 widows, divorcees and indigents in the state. 

The event which took place on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the Palace of the Emir of Gwandu, in Birnin Kebbi, was organised by the Nafisa Nasir Development Foundation, NANAS, founded by the wife of the Governor, Hajiya Nafisa Nasir Idris.

Represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Muhammad Usman Ankwe, the Governor announced that such mass weddings would be held periodically to assist less privileged men and women to be joined as husband and wife.

The Governor said his administration provided a total sum of twenty-one million naira as dowry for the 300 brides from the 21 local Government Areas of the State, with each bride getting a dowry of N70,000.

He added that the administration also provided room furniture and foodstuffs to all the couples to consolidate their marital relationship.

The Governor made it clear that the mass wedding had been solemnised after wide consultations with Islamic Scholars.

Governor Nasir Idris advised all the couples to respect the institution of marriage, saying that the grooms must protect the rights and privileges of their wives while the brides must remain loyal and supportive to their husbands.

Dr. Nasir Idris commended his wife, Hajiya Nafisa for striving hard to actualise the mass wedding which is the first of its kind in Kebbi State to reduce the number of divorcees and assist less privileged men to be married. 

Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows
Kebbi State Govt organises mass weddings for 300 divorcees and widows

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