Prominent personalities, including President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday attended in Kano the wedding Fatiha of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s daughter, Hajiya Fatima and her groom, Idris Ajimobi, son of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
|From left: President Muhammadu Buhari; Father of the Bride/Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano; Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; Father of the Groom/Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi. At the centre is the groom, Idris Ajimobi. Right is Governors Badaru and Nasir El-Rufai. They were all at the Wedding Fatiha between Fatima Ganduje and Idris Ajimobi in Kano on Saturday. Photo: Callistus Eweleke
The wedding Fatiha took place around 12:30 pm at the Kano Central Mosque.
NAN reports that the wedding was conducted by the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II. He was supported by the Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen
From left: Father of the Groom/Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajomobi; Sen Aliyu Wamako and APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu at the Wedding Fatiha. Photo: Callistus Ewelike
President Buhari, who stood for the groom, gave out the N50, 000 dowry to Ahmed Bola Tunubu, who represented the bride at the occasion.
Among the other important personalities that attended the grand wedding fatiha were Senate President Bukola Saraki, 22 governors and 11 ministers as well as over 10 traditional rulers from across the country.
Gov Abubakar Badaru, Abiola Ajimobi; Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Gov Yahaya Bello, Sen Wammako and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss MustaphaPresident Buhari, centre, first row, right, and all the dignitaries at the Ganduje-Ajimobi wedding. Extreme left, are Governor Ambode and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TinubuR-L: Ganduje, Idris Ajimobi, Emir Sanusi and Governor AjimobiPrayer time: Ganduje, Emir Sanusi and Ajimobi and Alaafin of Oyo, Oba AdeyemiAmbode with Ganduje and Ajimobi fathers of bride and groomSenate President Bukola Saraki and President Buhari at the weddingSaraki, Buhari, Ganduje, Emir Sanusi and Governor Ajimobi at the weddingMr and Mrs Idris Ajimobi
Also in attendence were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Senior Special Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
Others were members of the National Assembly, members of the business community, politicians as well as members of the diplomat Corps.
The event, which was also attended by prominent Islamic scholars and other well wishers from across the country, witnessed a large turnout of residents.
NAN reports that during the wedding, security was very tight in and around the city.
The President had before his departure inspected the Kofar Ruwa underpass, which is under construction, along Katsina Road.