The Kano State Hisbah Board said on Thursday that it registered 1, 042 prospective couples in 18 local government areas for the its government’s mass wedding programme.
The Director-General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, said that all the prospective couples were registered at the board’s headquarters.
Sufi said the board was still awaiting the list of registered couples from 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.
Despite changes introduced in the programme, prospective couples continued to troop to the board and its offices in the local government areas for registration.
The board commenced registration of prospective couples on Aug. 8, following the state government directive.