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    July 21, 2016

    Wanawake 10,000 waiomba Taasisi ya Kiislamu ya Hizba iwatafutie wanaume wa kuwaoa

    More than 10,000 Muslim women have registered their desire to be married at a mass ceremony in Kano.

    The Hizba board, the main Islamic authority in the predominantly Muslim state, arranges the ceremony in a bid to reduce the number of single women.



    It introduces the women to possible husbands and leaves them to make the final decision.

    Some of the women say they had searched but couldn’t find a suitable partner. They had, therefore, turned to the Hizba for help.

    Others said they had turned down marriage proposals because they couldn’t afford the cost of a wedding and have now decided to marry at the Hizba-organised ceremony.

    Mallam Abba Sufi, who is a senior Hizba member, said he expected the number of women seeking to marry to rise by the time the next ceremony takes place.

    No date for the wedding been set.

    A total of 5,000 men and women have been married since mass weddings were introduced in Kano in 2012.

    Source: pointblanknews
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