The Kano State Hisba Board has concluded arrangements for group marriage for 1,000 widows and divorcees, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Commander- General of the board, Sheik Aminu Daurawa, told NAN in Kano on Thursday that the board had constituted a 30-member committee with representatives from women groups to screen prospective couples after the Eid-El Kabir celebrations.
“The board has already commenced preparation for the wedding as it has set up a committee to screen the couples.
“The wedding is expected to take place after the Eid-el-Kabir; that is why the committee is mandated to start the screening immediately.
“The committee is expected to screen and ensure that prospective husbands have a means of livelihood and above all, that they are healthy and fit to marry.”
“After the last wedding we received complaints with regards to the health conditions of some of the couples.
“So, this time around, we have taken measures to ensure that the couples are healthy and match each other.”
According to him, the board has entered into an agreement with the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital with a view to conducting free medical check on prospective couples.
NAN recalls that 250 widows and divorcees were joined under the second phase of the mass wedding last July.