Mass Nigerian wedding marries 1,800 couples

On Friday, the Kano State Government in Nigeria oversaw a large-scale marriage ceremony, uniting 1,800 couples drawn from widows, divorcees, and unmarried individuals from all 44 local government areas of the state.

Sponsored by the Nigerian state government, a total of 3,600 men and women entered into matrimony through this mass wedding program.

The event, held at the Emir’s palace, was graced by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, the leader of Kwankwasiyya, and other distinguished figures.

Governor Yusuf emphasized that the occasion exemplified the state’s commitment to preserving cultural practices and fostering social harmony, providing couples with a memorable and cost-effective means to formalize their unions.

Continuing the celebration, wedding ceremonies and traditional feasts, known as “Walima,” are scheduled to take place at the Government House on Saturday.

He underscored that the mass wedding initiative not only strengthened the bonds between the newlyweds but also highlighted Kano State’s resolve to support its citizens and honor the institution of marriage.

“The event serves as a reflection of the deep-rooted values and solidarity among the people of Kano State, highlighting the government’s unwavering dedication to upholding traditions while ensuring a promising future for its residents,” Governor Yusuf expressed.

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