President Muhammadu Buhari formally married off his daughter, Fatima, to Malam Yau Gimba Kumo on Friday in Daura, his home town in Katsina State. The wedding took place at the President’s residence on Mai’adua Road, Daura at about 2.40pm. The groom, who was a former Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, paid N100, 000 as the bride price.
The marriage was contracted in accordance with Islamic injunctions and was attended by top Federal and States’ Government officials. They included the Governors of Gombe and Bauchi, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo and Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar.
The Ministers of Interior and Defence, Abdurrahman Dambazau and Mansur Dan-Ali; the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; the Controller- General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede; and Director-General, Department of State Services, Lawal Musa Daura, also graced the occasion.
Others were Senators Mustapha Bukar (Katsina North), Ahmed Sani from Zamfara State and Danjuma Goje from Gombe State. Guests had unhindered access to the President’s residence, venue of the marriage, in spite the heavy presence of security personnel. However, only few prominent personnel had access to the main sitting room where the wedding took place. Praise singers and drummers were not left out of the ceremony as they added glamour to the event.