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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

82 years old man hooks 70 year old woman in Kano mass wedding

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.

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