SGF, Dangote, others attend Sultan’s Daughter’s wedding

The Secretary to the Government the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha and Chief Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, among dignitaries attended the wedding ceremony Fatima Abubakar, daughter Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III,  in Sokoto.

The bride Fatima was given out in marriage to the son former Bauchi state Governor, Malam Isa Yuguda, Mahmood at N50,000, bride price.

Seventeen aircrafts which transported dignitaries to the event, landed at Sultan Abubakar III international airport Sokoto.

Mustapha and Kyari represented President Muhammadu Buhari, at the occasion held at Sultan Mosque, Sokoto.

The marriage was solemnised according to Islamic rites led by Chief Imam of Sultan Mosque, Sheikh Akwara, while prayers offered by Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Muhammad Tanko and Chief Imam, National Mosque, Prof. Shehu Galadanchi among others.

The bride was represented by Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar,while the groom was represented by the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwan Adamu, during the solemisation rite.

Among the prominent personalities attended the wedding popular business moguls, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Muhammad Adamu, Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed, former Bauchi state Governor, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and former Sokoto state Governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa

Other dignitaries included, governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state and governors of , Delta, Zamfara, Plateau, Osun, Kebbi and states.

Among royal fathers graced the occasion, were , Muhammadu Sanusi II, along with Emirs of Maradun, Argungu and many others.

Special prayers were conducted by Sarkin Malaman Sokoto, Sheikh Buhari Sirdawa, as well as a prominent Islamic scholar from Ghana, Sheikh Shehu Zaruku.

Speaking at the end of wedding Fatiha, father of the groom and former Bauchi state governor, Isa Yuguda said, Bauchi and Sokoto, have long existing cordial relationship and the present marriage would surely rejuvenate it.

Yuguda explained that Sultanate Council in the past appointed Emir of Bauchi as Chief Commander of the Caliphate.

He said distance should not be a barrier youths and incoming generations to consummate marriages, stressing that their forefathers trekked bare footed from Sokoto to Bauchi.

He expressed optimism that the marriage between his son and daughter of the Sultan will be a blessing, and prayed Allah’s protection and guidance them. (NAN)