President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, formally married off his daughter, Fatima, to Malam Yau Gimba Kumo in Daura, his hometown in Katsina State.
The wedding took place at the president’s residence on Mai’adua road, Duura at about 2.40 p.m.
The groom, who was a former Managing Director of Mortgage Bank, paid N100,000 as dowry to the bride.
The marriage was contracted in accordance with Islamic injunctions and was attended by top Federal and States’ Government functionaries.
They included Governors of Gombe, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo and his counterpart from Bauchi, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Abubakar. The Ministers of Interior, Mr Abdurrahman Dambazau, Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Controller-General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, and Director-General, Department of State Service, Mr Lawal Musa Daura, also graced the occasion.
Others are Senators Mustapha Bukar, (Katsina North), Ahmed Sani, from Zamfara and Danjuma Goje from Gombe, among others.
In spite of the heavy presence of security personnel; guests had unhindered access to the president’s residence, venue of the marriage.
However, only few prominent personnel had access to the 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.