President, Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Kano for the wedding ceremony of his son, Yusuf Buhari, who is getting married to Zahra Bayero, the daughter of Nasiru Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi in Kano State.
The wedding will be taking place today at the palace of the Emir of Bichi.
Buhari Sallau, Presidential aide, in a post on Facebook, revealed that the President is now in Kano for his son’s wedding.
He wrote, “President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Kano for his son, Yusuf Buhari’s wedding to Zahra Nasir Bayero taking place this afternoon at the Emir Palace in Bichi LGA.”
Prior to this time, the President had visited Yola, the capital of Adamawa State to condole with the government and people of the state over the death of Ahmed Joda, former Permanent Secretary and an elder statesman.
Earlier, President Buhari constituted a high-level delegation who represented him at the wedding, led by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari before his arrival.
Those in the delegation include the Minister of Defence, retired Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi; Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Sabo Nanono; Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika; Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Hussein Adamu as well as the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu.
Yusuf Buhari, 27, is the president’s only son, who’s to wed Zahra, a student in a university in the United Kingdom. Yusuf’s mother is the First Lady, Aisha Buhari.
Shehu Ahmed, the chairperson of the organising committee for the wedding and coronation, said the wedding Fatiha would hold around 1:30 p.m. at Bichi Central Mosque after the congregational Juma’at prayer on Friday.
He added that the emir would be presented with a staff of office by the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday.
He said members of the delegation would stay back after the wedding, to represent the president at the coronation of the Emir at Bichi tomorrow.
Ahmed also stated that a special prayer session would be conducted at the Central Mosque, Bichi, by 4:30 p.m
Security has been beefed up, with a special squad flown to Kano from Abuja on Wednesday.