Kebbi State Spends N21m To Pay Dowry For Over 300 Divorcees, Widows

The Kano State government has paid the sum of N21m as dowry for over 300 widows, divorcees, and indigents who were remarried during a mass wedding in the state.

The new bride also went home with a set of chairs, beds, kitchen utensils, and food items.

The mass wedding, which was organised by the NANAS foundation, a pet project of the wife of the Kebbi State governor, Hajia Nafisa Idris, was held at the Gwandu Emirate Palace in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday.

Explaining the reason for the event, Hajia Idris said it was aimed at reducing the high number of divorcees and widows who lost their husbands or had failed marriages.