Prominent Nigerians arrived in Sokoto State on Saturday for the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Princess Fatima and her husband, Mahmoud Yuguda, from Bauchi State.
The wedding rites took place at the Sultan Bello Jima’at Mosque, where the Emir of Gwandu, Muhammad Bashar gave Princess Fatima out in marriage to the Emir of Bauchi, who represented the groom after the bride price was paid.
Prominent clerics including the Chief Imam of Abuja Central Mosque, Professor Shehu Galadanchi, Chief Imam of Ghana, the Sarkin Malamai of Sokoto, Sheikh Buhari Sirdawa and others leading clerics within and outside the country, witnessed the ceremony.
Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, led the Federal Government delegation comprising of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to the occasion.
The lists of attendees include the Chief Justice of the Federation, the Inspector General of Police, Governors of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Imo, Osun, Plateau, Adamawa and Enugu states as well as former Governors of Bauchi and Sokoto states, Adamu Mu’azu and Attahiru Bafarawa and host of others
Traditional rulers who graced the ceremony include Emirs of Kano, Argungu, Etsu Nupe, Oluwo of Iwo and some Chiefs from the South East.