An 82 year old Malam Uba Abdul-Rahman hooked up with his 70-year-old bride yesterday.
Abdul-Rahman, who was among the new couples, spoke on behalf of the
beneficiaries, thanked the state government for the support given to
them and said that he was happy for finding a 70-year old partner to
spend the rest of his life with after the demise of his wife.
In a grand event held at the Kano Central Mosque, representatives of the
couples agreed to unite the spouses together after a dowry of N10,000
was paid to each of the bride.
Yesterday's event was the second of its kind organised by the state's
Hisbah Board and each of the couples comprising 100 widows and divorcees
and 150 unmarried young girls was assisted with bed and beddings,
kitchen utensils, three crates of egg, and a pair of two handsets and
SIM cards provided by Airtel service provider.
In her speech, Vice President's wife, Hajiya Amina Namadi Sambo charged
the new couples to respect the institution of marriage and live
peacefully with their partners. She later donated 130 sewing machines
for onward distribution to the new couples.
Prior to the wedding fatiha, a counselling session was organised for the
couples at the Government House and were later provided with gifts
donated by individuals and corporate bodies.
The State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in his speech said that
government would continue to provide support to un-married men and women
in order to minimise social problem in the state.
A total of 250 widows, divorcees and girls were, yesterday,joined in
wedlock at a mass wedding organised by the Kano state government.