Business Man Marries Off 50 Girls In Yobe - see Photo

Business man marries of 50 girls in Yoba
Abusiness man who is identified as Mohamed Yakubu Jacob, has yesterday married off another set of 50 less privileged girls in Gashua town, Yobe state.


Well this is coming after he had earlier married off 40 internally displaced girls which attracted thousands of well - wishers.

According to a dailytrust coreespondent who was at the wedding, the ceremony was held under the guardianship of Emir of Gashua, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Sulaiman, at his palace mosque in Gashau.

However, the girls were mostly daughters of internally displaced parents, orphans, and less privileged who had suitors but could not have the means to marry them off.

While speaking at the event, the Emir of Gashua had said that all couples had undergone genotype, HIV and pregnancy tests.

He also made mention that the brides and the groom have been duely screened to avert any chance that would invalidate their marriage.

In his words:

"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 will dispute between the couples, if any, because we would not tolearte divorce until necessary."

He also thanked the businessman for relieving the parents of a 'huge' burden, while appealing to the well-to-do to extend similar gesture.

"Because these girls are due for marriage, they had suitors, but the parents have no money, but this man did all necesaary things needed, " he said.

Fielding question from daily trust, the businessman said he had received endless calls from girls to help them get married after he married off the first batch few months ago.

"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 the money to do that. Some of the girls even lost their parents and i don;t want their dreams to reamin unfulfilled," he said.

Also one of the brides thanked the businessman for making her dream come through.

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