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Popular Yobe Businessman,Yakubu Jacob Marries Off 50 Girls At Once

In less than a month after
popular businessman, Mohammed Yakubu Jacob, married off 40 internally
displaced girls, he
has married off another set of 50 less privileged girls in Gashua
town, Yobe State.

The ceremony, held yesterday
under the guardianship of
Emir of Gashua, Alhaji
Abubakar Umar Sulaiman, at
his palace mosque in Gashua..

The girls were mostly
daughters of internally
displaced parents, orphans,
and less privileged people
who had suitors but could not
have the means to marry them off. Speaking at the event, the Emir of
Gashua said all the
couples had undergone
genotype, HIV, and
pregnancy tests. He said the
brides and grooms had been screened religiously to avert
any chance that would
invalidate their marriages.

He said; "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 would settle the dispute
between the couples if
any, because we would
not tolerate divorce
until necessary." He then thanked the
businessman for relieving the
parents of a 'huge' burden
while appealing to the well-
to-do to extend similar
gesture saying; "Because these girls are
due for marriage, they
have suitors, but the
parents have no money.
This man did all the
necessary things needed,". 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 a few months ago. He said; "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 money to do. Some of the girls even lost their parents
and I don't want their dream to remain unfulfilled," One of the
brides, Aisha Muhammad, thanked the
businessman for making her
dream come true.

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