From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Government has married out four female orphanage girls from Birnin Kebbi Orphanage Home.
The wedding Fatiha took place yesterday at the Emir of Gwandu Palace with the state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu serving as Wali to the four brides.
The ceremony which was witnessed by hundreds of people across the state was sponsored by the entire state government and taking to their grooms houses.
The Chief Imam of Wala Juma’at Mosque, Mallam Ahmed Rufa’i, Chief Imam of Emir’s Palace Juma’at Mosque, Mallam Muhammadu Lawali, Mallam Salisu Fana and the Chief Imam of Yar-Yara Juma’at Mosque, Liman Laba solemnized the marriage.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the wedding Fatiah, Governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari said Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who sponsored the entire wedding expressed appreciation for the large turn-out of people, friends and well-wishers.
Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave an assurance that his administration was committed to the welfare of the less privileged in the society calling on husbands to strictly maintain the rights and privileges prescribed to married couple by the noble Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
The Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar urged well to do individuals in the society to support orphans and keenly monitor the behavior of their wards and children as well as discourage drug addiction among youths.
Traditional rulers, he said have adopted measures to parley with parents, youth leaders, opinion leaders and security agencies to check-mate the proliferation of drugs and intoxicating substances in towns.
Forty thousand naira was paid as dowry for the marriage between Gaddafi Muhammadu Fana and Zara’u Musa through his Wali Salisu Fana, while Lawal Yahaya Mera who wedded Zainab S.T Bello paid twenty thousand naira dowry through his Wakil Alhaji Bashir, Dan Malikin Zauro.
Mallam AbdulMuminu Abdulmumin Aguji who took Rabi’atu A. Adamu as wife paid forty thousand naira dowry by his Wali Ibrahim Abdllahi Kofar Guga Katsina while thirty thousand naira dowry was paid for the marriage between Nafi’u and Zainab through his Wali Alh. Idris Umar Magajin Bunga.
Also in her remarks, the Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development Hajiya Hassana Hassan Wara thanked the governor for supporting the less privilege while assuring him of their readiness to support and cooperation towards actualizing his dream.
She said that three females were married out while one boy also got married and all of them were graduate from Colleges of Education and universities.