Immediate former President, Muhammadu Buhari, has served as the bride representative (waliyy) for the son of Borno State Governor, Mohammed Babagana Zulum, in Maiduguri.
The wedding ceremony which took place place at the Maiduguri Central Mosque around the palace of the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Elkanem was attended by several dignitaries including politicians, clerics and business moguls.
Performing religious customs, ex-President Buhari requested for the bride’s hand, Ummi Kaltum, on behalf of Zulum’s son and subsequently handed the dowry to a representative of the bride.
The wedding opening was officiated by the Borno State Chief Imam, Sheikh Zanna Laisu, in the presence of prominent personalities from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and academics.
The attendees are Vice President Kashim Shettima; Governors of Kwara, Gombe, Yobe, Ogun, Niger, Ogun, Bauchi, Abia, Lagos and Katsina States; National Security Adviser Malam Nuhu Ribadu; former Governors of Borno, Maina Ma’aji Lawan and Ali Modu Sheriff; former Governors of Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi Kaduna and Zamfara States Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.
Other include Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; billionaire businessman, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi; traditional rulers from within and outside Borno State; Nasir El-Rufai; Bello Matawalle; former Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; immediate past IGP, Usman Baba Alkali; GCEO of NNPCL, Mele Kyari Kolo; Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Atiku Bagudu; numerous serving and former ministers, national and state assembly members, amongst other dignitaries