“N21 Million As Dowry”: Kebbi Govt Weds 300 Couples, Gifts Newlyweds Furniture, Foodstuffs

“N21 Million As Dowry”: Kebbi Govt Weds 300 Couples, Gifts Newlyweds Furniture, Foodstuffs

  • Governor Idris has emphasized the significance of marital respect, as he sponsored a mass wedding in Kebbi state
  • No fewer than 300 couples benefitted from the Kebbi state government's mass wedding initiative
  • N70,000 was paid as dowry for each bride, and other items were presented to the newlyweds as gifts, fully supported by the wife of the governor through her pet project

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Kebbi state government has sponsored the wedding of 300 divorcees, widows and indigents at a maiden mass wedding.

Governor Nasir Idris, Kebbi state mass wedding, Birnin Kebbi, the Nafisa Nasir Development Foundation
The governor said the mass wedding is part of his efforts to assist those facing economic challenges in finding their life partner. Photo credit: @KBStGovt
Source: Twitter

The maiden ceremony was conducted at the Abdullahi Fodio palace in Gwandu Emirate, Birnin Kebbi, on Sunday, January 28.

The event was organised by the state government under Hajia Nafisa Nasir Idris, wife of the state governor, through her pet project, Nafisa Nasir Development Foundation (NANAS).

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This was made known in a post shared on X by the Kebbi state government on Monday, January 29, 2024.

Governor Idris gives words of wisdom to newlyweds

Governor Nasir Idris, who presided over the wedding, advised the couples to be friendly and confide in each other, while his wife announced plans for skill acquisition programs to promote self-reliance.

He noted that his administration provided N21 million as dowry for the 300 brides who emerged from the 21 local government areas of the state, with each bride getting a dowry of N70,000.

The governor was represented at the ceremony by the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Muhammad Usman-Ankwe.

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) presidential candidate during the February 2023 election, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and Kano state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, joined 1,700 couples at a state-sponsored mass wedding.

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Kwankwaso was the representative of the grooms, while Governor Yusuf was the representative (Wali) of the brides.

Kwankwaso counselled the couples who participated in the mass wedding. He urged them not to check their spouses’ phones, which could help prevent marriages from falling apart.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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