By Daniel Edu
The Kano State government in Nigeria has announced the allocation of funds for two significant initiatives. Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf shared that the government has approved the release of ₦854 million (Nigerian Naira) for the first phase of the Auren Zaurawa Mass Wedding Initiative in the state. This initiative aims to support mass weddings, potentially assisting couples who might not have the financial means to have traditional weddings individually.
In addition to the mass wedding initiative, the government has approved the release of ₦700 million to pay school fees for 7,000 indigenes of Kano State who are studying at Bayero University Kano (BUK). This move is part of the government’s effort to alleviate the economic challenges faced by students from the state due to the ongoing economic crisis.
The governor highlighted the importance of these measures to help mitigate the impact of economic challenges on citizens, students, and retirees. The Kano State Executive Council’s decisions reflect the government’s commitment to supporting its citizens during these challenging times.