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Lawmaker sponsors mass wedding for 105 orphans, less privileged brides in Zamfara

On Saturday, Abdulmalik Zubairu (APC-Zamfara) sponsored the mass wedding of 105 orphans and underprivileged brides in his constituency.

• July 7, 2024
Kano mass wedding
mass wedding [Credit: Thecable.ng]

On Saturday, Abdulmalik Zubairu (APC-Zamfara; Bungudu/Maru federal constituency) sponsored the mass wedding of 105 orphans and underprivileged brides in his constituency.

The wedding fatiha and ceremony took place in Bungudu Town in Bungudu LGA.

The 105 brides selected from the 21 political wards of the Bungudu/Maru federal constituency were daughters of deceased victims of banditry.

In a speech at the event, Mr Zubairu said that all the beneficiaries were assisted with household materials, including beds, mattresses, wardrobes, bed sheets and pillows.

He said, “We paid N100,000 for each of the 105 brides as dowry.

“You know, during our campaign, we promised to support families affected by banditry. Alhamdulillah, today, I am fulfilling one of my campaign promises by sponsoring 105 brides for marriage to their suitors.”

Mr Zubairu also said that most of the brides lost their parents to banditry, while a few others were selected from less privileged families. He also said in addition to the dowry payment, each groom received N100,000, while each bride got N50,000 to start any business of their choice.

The chairman of the occasion, Abdulrahman Kawu-Sumaila (NNPP-Kano South), commended the lawmaker for the kind gesture. Mr Kawu-Sumaila urged the constituents to appreciate, support and pray for the lawmaker.

He advised the couples to be patient with each other, saying that marriage is part of Ibadat (faith).

He also announced a personal donation of N20,000 to each of the couples.

(NAN)

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