No fewer than 80 persons have registered in Gwaram Local Government Area to participate in a mass wedding, sponsored by the Jigawa Government.
The Local Government’s Information Officer, Nasiru Yusif, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Friday that the new suitors comprised of 40 men and 40 women.
Yusif said the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the wedding in the area, Abdullahi Basirka, announced the figure at a stakeholder meeting held in Gwaram on Thursday.
He said that the committee would visit the District Head of the area to solicit his support in educating people on the importance of the programme.
According to him, the Council Chairman, Ilu Shuwarin, has pledged the council’s support towards successful hosting of the mass wedding.
NAN recalls that on July 16, the Jigawa Government set up a 19-member committee to organise mass weddings for widows and divorcees in the state.
The committee is headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Abdulkadir Fanini.
The government said the aim of the exercise was to check social vices among the people.