The Kano State Government has spent N46.6 million to buy essential items for distribution to the second batch of 250 new couples, Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso has said.
He said this on Saturday in Kano when he presented the items to some of the couples at the Government House.
The governor said the items included sleeping materials such as mattresses, pillows, bed clothes and others, as well asfood items, among others.
He said each bride would also be given N20,000 as initial capital to enable them establish their own businesses.
Kwankwaso charged the brides to make the best use of the money in order to be self-reliant.
The governor also said the state government had commenced the recruitment of the third batch of 1,003 fresh graduates as part of efforts to tackle youth unemployment in the state.
He advised youths in the state to make good use of the various empowerment programmes initiated by the state government to enable them have a bright future.
In his remarks, Sheik Aminu Daurawa, the Commander-General of the State Hisba Board, commended the state government for its continued support to the board.
He also praised some wealthy individuals in the state for donating various sum of money and other items to the board.
The wedding prayer session for the 250 divorcees and widows would take place at the Kano Central Mosque on Sunday.