Nigerian lawmaker sponsors mass wedding for 105 orphans, less-privileged brides

A Nigerian federal lawmaker Hon Abdulmalik Zubairu representing All Progressives Congress (APC) Zamfara state, on Saturday, sponsored the mass wedding of 105 orphans and underprivileged brides in his constituency.

Penpushing reports that the mass wedding ceremony was held at Bungudu Town in Bungudu Local Government Area, with 105 brides selected from the 21 political wards of Bungudu/Maru Federal Constituency.

The brides were daughters of deceased victims of banditry from the Bungudu/Maru Federal Constituency where Zubairu represents at the House of Representatives in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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Penpushing further reports that the wedding sponsor speaking at the ceremony explained that all the beneficiaries were assisted with household materials, including beds, mattresses, wardrobes, bed sheets and pillows, amongst others.

“We paid N100,000 for each of the 105 brides as dowry. You know, during our campaign, we promised to support families affected by banditry. Alhamdulillah, today, I am fulfilling one of my campaign promises by sponsoring 105 brides for marriage to their suitors’, he stated

Penpushing also reports that Zubairu equally explained that most of the brides lost their parents to banditry, while a few others were selected from less privileged families, adding that in addition to the dowry payment, each groom received N100,000, while each bride received N50,000 to start any business of their choice.

The Chairman of the occasion, Senator Abdulrahman Kawu-Sumaila, from Kano state commended the lawmaker for the kind gesture as he urged the constituents to appreciate, support and pray for the lawmaker.

Penpushing reports that Kawu-Sumaila advised the couples to be patient with each other, saying that marriage is part of Ibadat (faith), and also announced a personal donation of N20,000 to each of the couples.

Meanwhile, the ceremony event was attended by traditional rulers, Islamic scholars, community leaders and politicians, among other important dignitaries from the constituency to be part of the epoch-making events.

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