Kano State government is set to marry off 1,520 women under its mass wedding programme.
Mass wedding is an annual programme in Kano state introduced by KwanKwaso/Ganduje-led adminstration.
The State Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo made the disclosure on Thursday at a ceremony for the distribution of empowerment tools to youths under Ganduje Mass Economic Empowerment Programme (G-MEEP).
Garo said: “Funds for the proposed mass wedding has been released since. This is the first batch and second and third batches would followed soon.”
It would be recalled that over 4,000 prospect couples have been resgistered for the mass wedding by the Kano State Hisbah Board.
In a related development the commissioner said over 2,000 youths were empowered under under G-MEEP programme.
“4,400 youths and 4,400 women would get assistance under the programme soon. Earlier, 3,500 youths have been empowered during the one year anniversary of the present administration,” he said.
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