The Zamfara State government said yesterday that it will spend N40 million on a mass wedding, organised by the Association of Widows and Divorcees in the state.
Chairman of the Zamfara State Hisbah Commission, Dr Atiku Zawiyya, in an interview with newsmen said the state government decided to assist the widows association so that it can tackle its problems.
The chairman noted that the activities of the association were in line with the tenets of Islam and promotion of the Shari’a. Click:TRAGEDY: 2 Students Drown In Osun River
Zawiyya said the government supports the initiative because it helps to reduce immorality in the society. He called on wealthy individuals to continue to assist the association, as government alone cannot do everything.
Secretary of the association, Malam Sani Usman, said the money, if released by the government, would be used in sponsoring the marriage of more than 200 widows, divorcees and orphans. He said part of the money would be used to assist some couples to start businesses to sustain their marriages.
Usman recalled that about 200 couples have benefited from the programme in the past three years. (NAN)
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