Mass Wedding: Kebbi Govt Pays N21m Dowries of 300 Couples - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Monday, January 29, 2024

Mass Wedding: Kebbi Govt Pays N21m Dowries of 300 Couples

From Samaila Bayo, Birnin Kebbi

Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State  has solemnised marriage of 300 couples in Birnin Kebbi.

The event which took place at the Palace of the Emir of Gwandu, was organised by the Nafisa Nasir Development Foundation, NANAS, founded by the wife of the Governor, Hajiya Nafisa Nasir Idris. 

Speaking at the event, Governor Idris said the mass wedding would be held periodically to assist the less privileged men and women to be joined as husbands and the state.
 A total sum of N21m was paid as dowry for the 300 brides from the 21 local Government Areas of the State, with each bride getting a dowry of N70,000 each. To give relief to the couples government  provided room furniture and foodstuffs to all the couples to consolidate on their marital relationship .

He added that the mass wedding was  solemnised after a wide consultation with Islamic Scholars in consonance with the Practice of the Noble Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW), who authorised his followers to enter into marriage allegiances for the good of the society and bearing blessed offsprings. 
He advised all the couples to respect the institution of marriage, saying that the grooms must protect the rights and privileges of their wives while the brides must remain loyal and supportive to their husbands.

Governor Idris  commended his wife, Hajiya Nafisat for striving hard to actualise the mass wedding which is the first of its kind in Kebbi State to reduce the number of divorcees and assist less privileged men to be married. 
In her speech, the wife of the Governor, Hajiya Nafisa Nasir Idris who is also the founder of NANAS FOUNDATION, expressed appreciation to her husband for providing the necessary moral and material support that made the mass wedding possible. 

She advised the couples to respect one another as well as protect individual rights and privileges between husband and wife.

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