The Zamfara Government has kept aside N40 million to facilitate a mass wedding, organised by the Association of Widows and Divorcees in the state.
According to NAN, Zamfara state is planning to spend 40 million naira on a mass wedding.
The Chairman of the Zamfara State Hisbah Commission, Atiku Zawiyya, made disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Gusau.
Zawiyya said that the State Government has decided to assist the widows association to help the body to tackling its problems.
He also noted that the activities of the association were in line with the tenets of Islam and the promotion of the Shari’a.
Zawiyya explained that the State Government supported the initiative of the association to help in its effort to reduce immorality in society.
He then called on wealthy individuals to continue to assist the activities of the association as government alone could not do everything.
The secretary of the association, Malam Sani Usman, said the money, if released by the government, would be used in sponsoring the marriages of more than 200 widows, divorcees, less-privileged and orphans.
He said that part of the money would be used to assist some couples to start businesses to sustain their marriages.
It can be recalled that no fewer than 200 couples have benefited from the programme in the past three years.