More than 10,000 single Muslim women are looking for husbands and are ready to wed at one time. According to BBC’s Isa Sanusi, the women have registered their desire to be married at a mass ceremony in Kano, according to religious officials.
The Hizba board – the main Islamic authority in the predominantly Muslim state – arranges the ceremony in a bid to reduce the number of single women. It introduces the women to possible husbands and leaves them to make the final decision. No date has been set for the mass wedding.A total of 5,000 men and women have been married since mass weddings were introduced in Kano in 2012.