Kano State’s Government House played host to a joyous reception for the beneficiaries of the state’s mass wedding program, where Rabi’u Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party in the 2023 elections, offered valuable counsel to the newlyweds.
Kwankwaso emphasized the importance of trust in marriage and encouraged couples to avoid the common pitfall of checking each other’s phones, as it often leads to marriage discord.
Kwankwaso acknowledged the myriad advice couples receive from various sources, including religious leaders, parents, and well-wishers. Still, he stressed the significance of respecting each other’s privacy when it comes to their digital lives. He highlighted the detrimental impact of phone snooping on marital relationships and advised against engaging in such behavior.
The former governor also lauded the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, commending his commitment to carrying forward initiatives like the mass wedding program, which aims to support and unite couples. Kwankwaso urged the people of Kano State to stand behind Governor Yusuf’s administration, which focuses on delivering projects that benefit the masses.
In response, Governor Abba Yusuf shared details about the mass wedding initiative, explaining that the beneficiaries were carefully selected from all 44 Local Government Areas and 484 wards within the state. The government assumed full responsibility for the weddings, including dowry payments, the provision of essential household items, wedding food supplies, and a grant of N20,000 for each bride to start a small-scale business from the comfort of their matrimonial homes. He urged the newlyweds to embrace the teachings of Islam in their married life and live harmoniously.
Sheikh Aminu Daurawa, the Commander General of the Kano Hisbah Board, noted that a significant number of couples, totaling 1,500, had celebrated their unions during the mass wedding event. However, he revealed that 264 couples had their weddings temporarily postponed due to health concerns. These couples were undergoing medical treatment, and once they recovered, a new date for their weddings would be announced. Sheikh Daurawa commended the state government for its transparent and responsible approach to the mass wedding program.
In closing, Sheikh Daurawa offered a heartfelt prayer for the couples, wishing them enduring happiness in their marriages and urging them to conduct their relationships in accordance with their faith.