The Zamfara State Deputy Gov. Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, has announced at the empowerment skills graduation ceremony for 200 women in Gusau, that he will sponsor the mass wedding of 100 prospective couples in the state.
He said under the programme, 100 males and 100 females would be selected across the 14 Local Government Areas of the state for the mass wedding.
Wakkala said “Our aim is to reduce number of widows and divorced women in the state. We noticed that many of them want to marry but they don’t have financial support to do so…
“We are today graduating the first set of 200 women as the pilot scheme; we are going to continue with the remaining 800 women very soon.
“Women are among the vulnerable groups and they are also the major victims of various crises in the society.
“We have many women that need urgent support especially widows, divorcees, orphans and other categories of less-privileged in the society to enable them to become self-reliant”.