Kano Govt Approves N854m for Mass Wedding As Palliatives? Governor Yusuf Reacts

Kano Govt Approves N854m for Mass Wedding As Palliatives? Governor Yusuf Reacts

  • The governor of Kano state has explained the motive behind the fund allocated for mass weddings in the state
  • Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf disclosed that he decided to set aside N854 million to fund weddings, as a palliative to cushion the effect of the subsidy removal in this critical time
  • The governor added that is also a way of reducing rising social vices which is a major source of poverty in the state

Kano state - Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state has justified the approval of N854 million for mass weddings in the state.

Kano state, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf
Kano Govt says N854m approved for mass weddings is a form of palliative in this crucial moment. Photo credit: Abba Kabir Yusuf @Kyusufabba
Source: Twitter

The governor disclosed on Thursday, September 14, that the move is part of the palliative measures rolled out to the vulnerable people of the state.

The secretary to the state government, Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, while featuring on Trust TV’s Daybreak programme, said the mass wedding initiative is a campaign promise but could also be considered palliative in this trying moment.

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Bichi noted further that Governor Yusuf's plan is aimed at reducing the spread of social vices, that are said to be a major source of poverty in the land.

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He said,

“I can’t understand when you say making a bad situation worse by marrying off daughters of the vulnerable. We all know the cost of wedding. It is difficult for some households to marry off their daughters even though they have suitors who will marry them because of low income. It is also a form of palliative.”

House of Reps speaks on Tinubu's N100m to national assembly members

The House of Representatives has quashed a claim by the national assistant general secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Christopher Onyeka.

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The lawmakers said contrary to Onyeka’s claim, President Bola Tinubu’s government has not given N100m to federal lawmakers as palliative.

The legislators’ rebuttal was conveyed in a statement issued by Akin Rotimi, the House spokesperson.

Top northern governor to sponsor mass wedding with N854m, details emerge

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state, has announced a plan to sponsor a mass wedding among vulnerable persons with the approval of N854 million.

The decision to sponsor the massive wedding was made during the state executive council meeting on Wednesday, August 23.

Governor Yusuf made this known via his verified Twitter handle @Kyusufabba on Thursday, August 24.

Source: Legit.ng

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