The Kano State government on Friday said it has commenced the screening of 1,000 prospective couples who had registered for the Mass Wedding Programme in the state.
The state Hisbah board in-charge of the programmes had received 4,395 registration from prospective couples.
This was stated by the Director General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi in Kano State.
He said the screening was to ascertain the health status of the couples before the marriage.
“The medical screening started about eight days ago and it is intended to ascertain the health status of each and everyone of them.
“The screening is mandatory as it will enable the board and each partner to know the health status their partners before the marriage is conducted,” he said.
“The state government has planned to conduct the programme after Sallah, hence the decision to start the screening of the couples in time,” Sufi said