The Kano State Hisbah Board said on Thursday that it had registered 1, 042 prospective couples in 18 local government areas of the state for the state government’s mass wedding programme.
The Director-General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that all the prospective couples were registered at the board’s headquarters.
Sufi, however, said the board was still awaiting the list of registered couples from the remaining 26 local government areas.
“As at yesterday (Wednesday) we received the list of those registered in 18 of the 44 local government areas in the state,” he said.
Sufi said as soon as the board compiled the list from the remaining local government areas, it would release the total number of registered couples.
The director-general said the registration which was ongoing would continue until when those interested in the programme were registered.
He added that as soon as the registration was completed, the board would commence screening of the couples to ascertain their health status before the mass wedding.
NAN reports that in spite of changes introduced in the programme, prospective couples continued to troop to the board and its offices in the local government areas for registration.
NAN also recalls that the board commenced registration of prospective couples on Aug. 8, following the state government directive.