On Friday, March 16, Kano stood still as the richest man in Africa Aliko Dangote gave out his daughter’s hand in marriage to Jamil, son of ex-inspector general of police Mohammed Abubakar.
It was reported that on Saturday, March 17, another leg of the lavish wedding ceremony took place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. In appreciating guests who took out time to attend the beautiful union between Fatima and Jamil, colourful travel boxes were given out as souvenirs.
The travel boxes were arranged and tied with ribbons at the wedding reception. It has also been reported that the final phase of the wedding will take place in Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari did not just attend the wedding but served as the bride’s guardian. He handed over Fatima’s hand in marriage to the groom’s guardian, who paid the sum of N500,000 as dowry.
The traditional wedding reportedly took place at the Emir of Kano’s palace. The wedding was officiated by Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano. Prof Sani Zaharaddeen, chief Imam of Kano, supported the celebration.