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Sokoto Government budgets N32m for mass wedding


Sokoto State Government on Friday said it had earmarked N32 million for the mass wedding of 100 couples in the state.

The State commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani katami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the committee on Islamic Marriage Mediation in Sokoto.

He said ‎beneficiaries would be drawn from the 23 local government areas of the state.

He said the gesture was part of measures taken by the state government to assist less privileged members of the society.

‎Katami urged members of the committee to ensure fairness in the discharge of their assignment.

‎The committee, which has Sheikh Aliyu Kofar Rini‎ as chairman, was given two weeks to complete the assignment.

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Members of the committee comprises Islamic scholars, government officials and representatives of the Sultanate Council, among others 

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  • truthman
    January 14, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    What is the meaning of this entity called Nigeria?Imagine what we call governance in Nigeria. A state government (comprising of Muslims& non muslims)using the tax payers’ hard earned money to wed Muslim couples! So the Buhari led Nigerian govt has succeeded in Islamizing some states in Nigeria and some useless and scrupulous elements are deceiving themselves with one-Nigeria slogan. In time the whole country will be islamized. 32milion! For mass Islamic wedding with christian funds?what a nonsense! What the less privileged Nigerians need as assistance are job creation, quality education and food production not useless mass wedding.we are tired of this evil yoke called one Nigeria. Enough is enough! They are bold enough to publicize this in the dailies,to tell you how desperate these beings are to rule over those that are better civilized than they. If this Present govt doesn’t probe and prosecute this gross misuse of public fund,then we Nigerians will know what anti-corruption crusade is all about.


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