President Buhari gives away daughter Fatima in marriage
BellaNaija News shared the news that President Buhari was to give away his second daughter Fatima Buhari‘s hand in marriage yesterday – on Friday in the groom’s hometown of Daura, Katsina – click here if you missed the story.
Yesterday, she became the fourth wife of 57 year old Mallam Gimba Ya’u Kumo, who was a former Managing Director of Mortgage Bank, and he paid N100,000 as the bride price.
Guests included Governors of Bauchi and Gombe state, as well as numerous Senators and Ministers. Several of the invitees drove straight to the Emir of Daura’s palace, Alhaji Umar Farouq, to pay homage before proceeding to the venue of the wedding.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there was a boost of activity in the state. NAN reports that super markets, shops, soft drink sellers and commercial motorcyclists were recording a boom in their businesses as visitors and well wishers from across the country were sighted purchasing various traditional wares.
There were also traditional dancers and drummers who added a lot of colour to the event.
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.
See photos below.
Daughter of the President, Fatima Buhari (L) with former Cheif Physician to the
President, Prof. Sadiq Wali during her wedding fatiha to Alhaji Yau Gimba Kumo in Daura, Katsina state on Friday (28/10/16)
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi (L) and Director-General of the Department of State Service, Alhaji Lawal Daura, at the wedding fatiha of President Buhariís daughter, Fatima Buhari to Alhaji Yau Gimba Kumo in Daura, Katsina state on Friday (28/10/16)
From left: Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau; Minister of Defence, retired Lt.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali; former governor of Gombe state, Sen. Danjuma Goje; and Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state, at the wedding fatiha of President Muhammadu Buhariís daughter, Fatima Buhari to Alhaji Yau Gimba Kumo in Daura, Katsina state on Friday (28/10/16)