The Kano State Hisbah Board, has called on Muslim couples to be tolerant with one another, so as to reduce divorce cases in the State.
The Commander- General of the board, Harun Ibn-Sina, made the call on Thursday, at a one-day seminar for married couples held in Kano.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the seminar is: “Marriage counsel and how to avoid divorce”.
According to him, the aim of the programme was to address the rampant cases of marriage conflicts received by the board on daily basis.
“The board is trying its best to reduce divorce to the barest minimum, sensitise couples on how to love and understand each other.
“Most of those divorced are young mothers with four to five children, left alone to take care of themselves.
“Divorce has led many young children to mingle with bad friends which has led them to engage in social vices.
“Couples need to love and tolerate each other for the sake of their wards, “ he said.
Ibn-Sina disclosed that, henceforth, those who want to get married would be advised to go to a counselling school to learn more on marriage, obtain certificate, and go to the hospital to check their health status.
The Commander urged parents and Islamic scholars to continue to preach peace among couples.
On her part, the Assistant Deputy Commander General, Women and Marriage Unit, Hafsat Waziri, said that mothers need to be prayerful and patient in their marriages.
“Marriage is not a bed of roses, both husband and wife need to support one another.
“The rate at which women are being divorced now is very alarming and there is need for both couples to do whatever it takes to stick together, “she said.
In the same vein, Wazirin Kano, Alhaji Sa’adu Shehu, thanked the board for the awareness programme, pointing out that a lot of marriages will be saved. (NAN)