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Sokoto Assembly passes Bill to regulate marriage expenses


Sokoto Assembly passes Bill to regulate marriage expenses

Story from Vivian DANIEL, Abuja.

Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 passed a Bill to regulate marriage expenses in the state.

The bill, which was sponsored by Alhaji Abubakar Shehu (APC-Yabo) and Faruk Balle (PDP- Gudu), was earlier referred to the House Committee on Religious Affairs.

The Chairman of the committee, Shehu, presented the report of the committee at plenary, which was unanimously adopted and passed into law.

The bill seeks to control extravagant spendings on marriages, naming, circumcision and other local ceremonies across the state.

Shehu, while tabling the report, said that the committee met with necessary stakeholders who made positive contributions, which were captured in the Bill.

After deliberations at the plenary presided by the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji, the Bill was unanimously passed by the lawmakers.

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