In what is considered a programme aimed at diverting attention from the failings of his administration, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and the Kano State Government at the weekend wedded 1000 divorcees and widows.
This is the third batch of such weddings by Kwankwaso, accused by his critics of failing in his second coming as the state governor.
The mass wedding was organised by the Hisbah Board of the Kano State Government. The wedding ceremony (Fatiha) in Kano was conducted at the Kano Central Mosque under the supervision of Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso who served as the
father of the grooms.
The wedding of 21 brides was conducted at the headquarters of each of their local government areas of the state as part of efforts to
decentralise the programme. Kwankwaso commended traditional rulers and Islamic scholars in the state for ensuring the success of the programme.
He urged the couples to live in peace in order to sustain the relationship. The governor also used the occasion to pray for the sustenance of peace
in the state. The Commander-General of the board, Sheik Aminu Daurawa, said “this is the first time in the history of the country that 1,000 widows and divorcees are being joined in wedlock at a time’’.
He said the board had set aside N10 million to be paid as bride prices in addition to providing essential items for the couples. It was learnt that 1,350 women have so far been married under the mass wedding programme which started in May 2012