The president of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sponsored a mass wedding for 100 couples in his constituency.
The couples, who had their weddings over the weekend at the Central Mosque, Nguru, in Yobe state, were also considered for a skills acquisition programme, The Nation reports.
Lawan was commended by lawmakers in Yobe state for supporting the people of his constituency.
In a statement by the special assistant on press to the Senate president, the first batch of 100 couples from Bade and Jakusko local government areas had their mass wedding in September.
The new couples that were joined together over the weekend are from Nguru and Karasuwa local government areas of the state.
The next batch of 100 intending couples who are from Machina and Yusufari local government areas would be joined together soon.
All the six local government areas make up Yobe North senatorial district where Lawan is representing at the Senate.