Mohammed Yakubu Jacob a business man who married off 40 internally displaced girls last month has again sponsored the wedding of another 50 less privileged girls in Gashua, Yobe State on Sunday.
The girls were said to be mostly daughters of internally displaced parents, orphans, and less privileged people whose suitors could not afford to fund their weddings.
Daily Trust reports that the ceremony took place at palace mosque of the Emir of Gashua, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Sulaiman who approved of the marriage.
The Emir of Gashua who said all couples did genotype, HIV, and pregnancy tests were religiously screened to forestall issues that may affect the marriages.
“We went to the extent of training these girls in different trades to make them self-reliant. That is why we came up with a council that would settle dispute between the couples, if any, because we would not tolerate divorce until necessary.”
“Because these girls are due for marriage, they have suitors, but the parents have no money. This man did all the necessary things needed,” the Emir said.
He also expressed appreciation to the businessman for coming to the aid of the beneficiaries’ parents.
“These girls will call me crying for help that their parents have no means to marry them off. I know how it feels for a father to have a grown up daughter that is due for marriage but he does not have money to do that. Some of the girls even lost their parents and I don’t want their dream to remain unfulfilled,” the business man said.