An 82-year old man, Malam Uba Abdurrahman, was among the 250 men who married in the second batch of the planned group marriage organised by Kano State Hisba Board on Sunday.
NAN reports that the wedding Fatiha of some of the couples was conducted at the Kano Central Mosque under the supervision of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, who served as the father of the brides.
Abdurrahman told NAN in an interview shortly after the wedding that he met his 70-year old wife, Malama Amina Usman through one of the woman’s sons.
“After we had begun seeing each other, I went to Hisba Board and complete the necessary processes,” he said.
He commended the board for initiating the programme and called on the other couples to live in peace.
NAN reports that the 250 brides, comprising divorcees and single women, were selected from the 44 local government areas of the state.
NAN also reports that the wedding Fatiha of other couples was conducted in the local government areas of origin of the brides as part of the effort to decentralise the programme.