The Kebbi Government today married off 100 widows and divorcees in a mass wedding held in the palace Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samila Mera.
The marriages were arranged by the state and Argungu Local Governments to reduce the number of women, widowed or divorced, left to fend for themselves and their children.
Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi commended the efforts of the emir and the local government for the initiative and urged parents to respect the marriage institution as it was a way to reduce single women in the society.
He called on the couples to continue to be patient and tolerant to enable them have peaceful homes pointing out that marriage was all about endurance and patience.
The Emir of Argungu, in his remarks, also commended the state government and the local government for collaborating to organize the occasion in line with Islamic teaching.