Kano State Hisbah Command has started training prospective couples who qualified for its match-making project, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Musa Tanko, said that the training, which would be held in batches, was aimed at preparing them for wedlock.
The speakers, drawn from various fields, made presentations on topics such as the importance of marriage and reasons for staying in wedlock.
One of the speakers, Dr Yakubu Katchako, who spoke on the rights of couples, said that women had the rights to decision-making in their matrimonial homes.
Dr Sani Shu'aibu whose presentation was on the processes of divorce in Islam, said that divorce was more prevalent in the Hausa speaking communities.
He said that research had revealed that the Hausa community was rated number two in terms of high rate of divorce in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
A participant at the training, Malam Sulaiman Muhammad, expressed optimism that the lessons learnt would guide him through his new marriage.
NAN reports that the Kano Hisbah Command planned to marry off 1,000 widows and divorcees through the match-making project