The National Leader of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has advised couples to avoid checking their spouses’ phones, as it is one of the major causes of marriage breakups.
Kwankwaso gave the advice on Saturday at a reception organised for 1,800 couples who were married under the Kano State Government’s mass wedding scheme.
He said, “Checking spouses’ phones is one of the major causes of marriage breakups these days. So, I advise you not to peep your spouses’ phones.”
Kwankwaso also commended the state government for sponsoring the mass wedding, which he said was a good way to support the institution of marriage.
He said, “We have made the right choice by electing Governor Abba Yusuf as our governor. He is a good leader who has continued our legacies. One of these legacies is this mass wedding.”
Governor Yusuf, in his remarks, said the beneficiaries of the mass wedding were selected from across the 44 local government areas and the 484 wards of the state.
He said the state government took full responsibility for the marriage, including payment of dowry, provision of furniture, wedding food stuff, and a N20,000 grant for the brides to start up small-scale businesses.
Yusuf urged the couples to live peacefully in accordance with the teachings of Islam.
The Commander General, Kano Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aminu Daurawa, said no fewer than 1,500 couples tied the knot.
However, Daurawa disclosed that out of the 1,800 couples, the wedding of 264 had been suspended as they tested positive for some ailments and were undergoing medical treatment.
He said after taking the medication, a new date would be announced for the weddings of the remaining 264 couples.