4,395 couples register for mass-wedding

Several prospective couples numbering 4,395 have registered for Kano State Government's mass wedding programme.

Mallam Nasiru El Rufai

The state government had directed the Hisba Board to register all interested prospective couples in the state.

Dr Abba Sufi, the Director-General of the board, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday.

Sufi said of the number, 3,117 couples were registered by Hisba offices in 41 local government areas of the state, while the remaining 1, 278 couples were registered at the state headquarters of the board in Kano.

``As I am talking to you now, 4,395 prospective couples indicated interest to participate in the programme.

He said as soon as the remaining three local government areas submitted their list, the board would write a comprehensive report to the government for necessary action.

Sufi, who was giving update on the registration exercise, reaffirmed the commitment of the government toward ensuring the success of the programme.

``The government is committed to the programme hence its decision to continue with the programme. ``The registration is still open to all interested persons as the exercise is still ongoing,” Sufi said.

NAN recalls that the registration for the prospective couples began simultaneously across the 44 local government areas of the state on Aug. 8.

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