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New law bans extravagant wedding, naming ceremonies in Sokoto

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday [today] passed a Bill to regulate marriage expenses in the state.

The Bill, sponsored by Alhaji Abubakar Shehu (APC-Yabo) and Faruk Balle (PDP-Gudu), was earlier referred to the House Committee on Religious Affairs.

Shehu, who is the chairman of the committee, presented the report of the committee at plenary, which was unanimously adopted and passed into law.

The Bill seeks to control extravagant spending on marriage, naming, circumcision and other local ceremonies across the state.

Shehu said, while tabling the report, the committee met with necessary stakeholders who made positive contributions which were captured in the Bill.

After deliberations at the plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji, the Bill was unanimously passed by the lawmakers.

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