BreakingNews 13/1/17 - Mass Wedding: Sokoto govt approves N32m for 100 couples

[ Masterweb Reports: Rakiya A. Muhammad reports ] - The sum of N32 milion has been approved by the Sokoto state government  for the conduct of mass wedding for 100 couples in the state.‎ The beneficiaries are to be drawn from the 23 local government areas of Sokoto.
 
State commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani Maishinko katami disclosed  this at the inauguration of the state committee for Islamic Marriage Mediation.
 
He explained that gesture  was part of the measures towards assisting less privileged members in the state.
 
‎Katami  tasked members of the committee  to ensure  justice and fairness in the discharge of their assignment.
He said Islamic scholars were selected serve as members of the committee to avoid  political interest in the screening of the prospective couple.‎
 
The  committee which has Mallam Aliyu Kofar Rini‎ as Chairman has two weeks within which to screen all ‎prospective couples  in 23 local government areas.
 
Members of the committee were also drawn  from the Ministry,  Sultanate Council and FOMWAN among others.
In a remark, Kofar Rini lauded  the state government for the move‎ and pledged ‎commitment to the success of the assignment.
 
Rakiya A. Muhammad reports from Sokoto.
 
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