In its crusade to reduce the rampant casess of widowhood and divorcees in Kano State, the state Hisbah Board, has commenced preparation for the mass wedding of another batch of 2,000 widows and divorcees in the state.
Disclosing this on Wednesday, in Kano, the Director-General of the board, Alhaji Abba Sufi said the board had started preparations for the mass wedding of 2, 000 divorcees and widows in the fifth of the series of mass wedding programme.
“We have already forwarded the proposal to the state government and as soon as it is endorsed, the programme will commence,” he said.
According to him, the wedding, which would be conducted very soon, was part of efforts of the incumbent administration to curb prostitution and other social vices in the society.
He, however, appealed to interested women to come and register with the board, so as to undergo screening.
On the return of beggars in some parts of the city, Sufi disclosed that the board had arrested 30 beggars last Tuesday for violating the state street begging prohibition law.
Sufi stated that the affected beggars, who were arrested at Hajj Camp and Church Road in Sabon Gari, would soon be charged to court for prosecution.
It will be recalled that the street begging prohibition bill had been passed into law by the state government since December 2013.