A philanthropist in Katsina State, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Tata has sponsored the mass wedding of 600 couples in Funtua Senatorial zone in Katsina State.
Presiding over the wedding ceremony at the Zaria Road Juma’at Mosque in Funtua, Tata said that 550 Muslim Faithful’s and 50 Christians from across the 11 local governments in the state took advantage of the initiative.
He added that he took over the responsibilities of all the marriage requirements which include a N20, 000 bride price, marriage gifts and furniture for all the couples to enable them settle down.
Tata disclosed that part of the criteria for selecting the beneficiaries include maturity, less privileged and having basic knowledge of Islam, adding that all those selected have fulfilled the requirements.
He said that he took the initiative as part of his contribution to support those in need of marriage but could not afford the financial burden and to help in reducing immorality in the society.
Earlier in his remarks, the state chairman of Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’ah, Sheikh Yakubu Musa Hassan, praised the initiative of the sponsor of the mass wedding, Tata, calling on wealthy individuals to emulate him.