President Muhammadu Buhari’s only male child Yusuf Buhari is set to tie the nuptial nut with a daughter of emir of Bichi Nasiru Ado Bayero, Zahra on Friday in Kano.
According to a statement by Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Abuja, Buhari had already dispatched a high level delegation to be led by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari.
The presidential aide revealed that the delegation included the Ministers of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Agriculture, Sabo Nanono; Aviation, Hadi Sirika and Water Resources, Suleiman Hussein Adamu as well as the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu.
He said members of the delegation would stay back after the wedding, to represent the president at the coronation of the Emir at Bichi the following day, Saturday.
Already, some dignitaries have arrived the ancient city of Kano to witness the wedding.
They include Governors Bello Matawalle (Zamfara), Babagana Zulum (Borno), former Zamfara governor, Ahmed Yarima, Minister of Communication, Isa Pantami, Borno senator, Ali Ndume, former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Ribadu and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Shehu Ahmed, the chairperson of the organising committee for the wedding and coronation, told journalists on Wednesday that the president was expected to attend the wedding on Friday.
Ahmed said the wedding Fatiha would hold around 1:30 p.m. at Bichi Central Mosque after the congregational Juma’at prayer on Friday while the emir would be presented with a staff of office by the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday.