The Kano State Hisbah Board on Tuesday announced that it has begun preparation for the mass wedding of a new batch of widows and divorcees in the state.

This was revealed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano by the Director-General of the Board, Abba Sufi.

The mass wedding preparation was a directive from Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to the Board, Dr. Sufi said.

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“The governor recently directed us to start preparations for the wedding of another set of widows and divorcees.

“So, the Board has since commenced preparations for the event, expected to take place before the end of the year, ’’  the Director-General said.

No less than 5,000 couples have been joined together in this government- sponsored mass wedding programme introduced by former Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso in May 2012.