Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Sunday spent over N1300000 for mass wedding ceremony in the State.
The mass wedding, first of its kind under Ganduje’s administration was performed for 1,520 couples out of 3000 couples that applied for the first batch of the ceremony .
According to reports, Kano government paid N20,000 in dowry for each bride and donated to each couple room furniture set and other items.
Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi commended Kano state government for sponsoring the mass wedding, saying the gesture would help less privileged.
Sanusi assured that the emirate council would continue to support any government’s programme that would better up the lives of people of Kano.
Commander General of the Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, said according to the agreement entered between government and the grooms, nobody would divorce his wife without permission of Hisbah board.