No fewer than 4,395 prospective couples wishing to participate in the Kano State government’s mass wedding have so far registered for the programme.
The state government had directed the Hisba Board to register all interested prospective couples in the state.
Dr Abba Sufi, the Director-General of the board, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Kano, on Saturday.
Sufi said of the number, 3,117 couples were registered by Hisba offices in 41 local government areas of the state, while the remaining 1, 278 couples were registered at the state headquarters of the board in Kano.
“As I am talking to you now, 4,395 prospective couples had indicated interest to participate in the programme,” he said.
He said as soon as the remaining three local government areas submitted their list, the board would write a comprehensive report to the government for necessary action.
Sufi, who was giving update on the registration exercise, reaffirmed the commitment of the government toward ensuring the success of the programme.