Monday, 25 November 2013

Sokoto Govt To Spend N30m For Mass Weddiing

Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, has approved N30 million for a planned mass wedding in the state.
Commissioner for Youth and Social Welfare, Alhaji Zubairu Yaro Goronyo, made this known Sunday, at the final screening of the applicants held at the Waziri Junaidu History Bureau.
He stated that no date has been fixed yet for the wedding, but assured that it would take place either before the end of this month or in the first week of December.
According to him, a total of 240 persons would be screened, comprising 120 males and 120 females.

Goronyo said the screening was very important in order to ascertain the present status of the applicants whether dead or no longer interested as a result of contracting another marriage.
The commissioner explained that the money was meant for the payment of dowries which were pegged at N20,000 while another N20,000 would be given to each groom as take-off grant.
He said this includes buying of bedding materials, a set of furniture, two wrappers for each of the brides, as well as 10 yards of brocade for each of the grooms.
The commissioner revealed that this was a pilot scheme and if it turned out to be successful, it would be organized after every quarter of the year.
He further stated that it would hold at the same time and venue with Wamakko and Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar III serving as representatives of the grooms and parents of the bride.
Speaking in Sokoto, one of the short-listed candidates,
Zainab Umar, a 20- year old widow, expressed gratitude to God and the state government for coming to their aid
She said the programme would go a long way in reducing social vices, such as adultery and fornication.

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  1. At the age of twenty someone is already a widow! Instead of using the 30 million naira to encourage education so as to avoid child marriages, the money is being used to encourage it. Misplacement of priority!

  2. The north really need to understand that the south can't keep working hard to increase the countries revenue while they spend it stupidly....wat is the meaning of paying for wedding for 30 is that productive for heaven sake..idiots

  3. Hmmmmm, may God forgive u guys for critisizing what dose not concern u, Ewu December, Indiara.

  4. Ugonna I don't think it is wise enough for you to insult your fellows in that way for expressing their views.I really see reasons with these guys if you think in the right direction too.