Senate President Ahmed Lawan, on Saturday, sponsored the wedding of 100 orphans and less-privileged couples in the Karasuwa and Nguru local government areas of Yobe state.
Lawan, at the occasion in Nguru, said he would also support the beneficiaries with appropriate entrepreneurial skills to enable them to sustain their marriage.
“We are here to sponsor the wedding of 50 young couples from Nguru, and 50 others from Karasuwa local government areas,” NAN quoted him to have said.
Lawan who was represented by Ahmed Mirwa, the speaker of the Yobe state house of assembly, said the gesture was meant to assist underprivileged intending youths who were due for marriage but could hardly afford it.
He said all the brides were provided with modern household appliances such as furniture and kitchen utensils.
He added that the couples would also be trained and empowered on various skills acquisition schemes, in accordance with their respective gender groups to be able to sustain the marriage.
Bashir Shariff, the local government’s programme coordinator said the couples were medically certified before the marriages took place.
He also said the selection process of the couples was carried out through ward heads, village heads district heads and youth leaders.
NAN reports that Lawan would soon sponsor another round of wedding ceremony of 100 less privileged in his constituency.
This is the second phase of wedding sponsored by the senate president.
In September, he supported the conduct of 100 weddings in Bade and Jakusko local government areas of the state.