As part of the preparation for the successful conduct of mass wedding for 1,500 prospective couples across the 44 Local Government Areas of Kano state, the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has on Sunday, paid the sum of thirty million Naira, for the dowry of each of the brides-to-be.
He said N20,000 would be given by the state government as dowry for every bride, amounting to N30million.
In the statement, he said: “While dowry would be paid, it is also part of the magnanimous engagement by the state government that complete sets of beds, side mirrors, wardrobes and mattresses would all be provided for each couple.
“A complete set of cushion chairs would also be given to each and every couple, which includes three-seater chairs and other side chairs. Window blinds and plastic carpets will also be provided.
“New clothing materials, popularly called ‘Shadda’ would be provided for all the would-be husbands, so that they can appear as happily wedded grooms, showcasing their happiness to families, friends and well wishers.”
Anwar said it was the hope of the government that what is provided for the couples would go a long way in serving as relief for them after the marriage.