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Niger Speaker to marry off 100 females orphaned by banditry



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Barrister Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, the speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, has disclosed that 100 female orphans who lost their parents in banditry attacks in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State will be given out in marriage this month.

Sarkindaji, who pledged to pay the bridegroom dowries, has bought all the materials needed for proper marriage to the 100 girls, disclosed that their comfort in their marital homes has been taken care of like any other child who gets married in the Islamic way.

The Speaker, who represents Mariga Constituency, did not state the age range of the girls but disclosed that the girls who would be married off were carefully selected from the 170 girls whose names were submitted.

Speaking to journalists in Minna, the Speaker said the project would be part of his constituency empowerment project, adding that it was being done with the best of intentions and would serve as a way of mitigating the sufferings of people experiencing poverty.

He also noted that the Governor of the State, Mohammed Umar Bago and the Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Mohammed Barau, would serve as guardians to the girls.








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