The Governor Aliyu Wamakko-led Sokoto State Government has announced that it would give out in a 250 widows to men who have lost their wives at ceremony in the state to give them a new lease of life.
Commissioner for Social Development, Alhaji Zubairu Goronyowho announced this at the screening of the beneficiaries in Sokoto, said the state government would spend N30 million on the wedding.
According to him, a date will soon be fixed for the exercise.
Alhaji Zubairu said that beds, mattresses, sets of chairs, curtains and two sets of female wrappers would be given to each of the 250 brides.
He said that similarly, the grooms would be given two sets of guinea brocade, N20,000 each as dowry to formalise the marriage agreement, and another N20,000 each to boost their businesses.
The commissioner said that the governor and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, would serve as guardians to the brides and grooms at the ceremony.