The wedding of the daughter of Africa’s richest man, Aliko dangote has drawn lots of dignitaries from far and wide to Kano state. According to reports, many private jets and chartered planes are currently parked at the Aminu Kano international Airport Kano with more dignitaries are still expected to arrive the state for the colorful and lavish wedding.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were among the dignitaries that attended the wedding fatiha of Hajiya fatima, daughter of Alhaji Aliko dangote in Kano on Friday.
Hajiya fatima Aliko dangote was handed over in marriage to the son of former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Jamil M. D. Abubakar at a well-attended wedding Fatiha held in Kano yesterday.
The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi contracted the marriage inside his palace at 11am, while the Chief Imam of Kano, Professor Sani Zahraddeen led the crowd in supplications to bless the marriage.
Among the governors that attended the wedding were governors of Kano, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Katsina, Aminu Bello Masari, Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Nasarawa, Umar Tanko Almakura and Kaduna, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i.
Others include governors of Borno, Kashim Shettimam, Yobe, Ibrahim Geidam, Kogi Yahaya Bello, Ogun Ebikunle Amosun, Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi and Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state.
The wedding was well attended by very important dignitaries such as President Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Bola Tinubu,. Ooni of Ife, Oba of Lagos, oil magnate Femi Otedola, Jim Ovia, John Momoh, many state governors, members of the National Assembly and others. See more photos below