The Kano State Hisbah Board says it has procured furniture and other materials for the wedding of 1,800 intending couples under its mass wedding scheme.
Sheikh Aminu Daurawa, Hisbah commander-general, said this when he inspected the items for the wedding on Wednesday in Kano.
He said the government budgeted over N800 millon for purchase of clothing materials, food items, furniture and other necessities for the wedding.
“Each bride will receive a set of bed, mattress and pillows, as well as N20,000 to start up a business. Some philanthropists have pledged to contribute their quota to ensure the success of the wedding.
“One thousand eight hundred couples will benefit from the gesture, which would go a long way in curtailing societal vices and poverty in the society, as many marriages were being postponed, due to inability of parents to sponsor the wedding,” Mr Daurawa said.
Mr Daurawa said the wedding date would be announced.
He added that criteria had been set for the selection of the beneficiaries adding that those who divorced their spouses on flimsy excuses after the marriage would be made to pay back by the government.