Vice President Kashim Shettima, President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, were among dignitaries who stormed yesterday for the wedding ceremony of son the of the Deputy President of Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin.
The vice president, was received on arrival at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Kano, by the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, Senate Majority Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele and Senators Kawu Sumaila.
Vice President Shettima was accompanied to the event by Senator Abubakar Kyari, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Representative Mohammed Monguno and other high profile personalities.
Vice President Shettima, after exchanging pleasantries with dignitaries and thousands of Kano youths who thronged airport to welcome him, proceeded to the Isyaka Rabiu Jumma’at Mosque, Goron Dutsen in Kano metropolis, where he observed Jumma’at congregational prayer and officiated at the wedding ceremony.
Others in attendance were Senator Aliyu Wamakko, Senator Kabiru Gaya, Senator Aminu Tambuwal, Senator Mohammed Musa; former President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawal; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Yayale Ahmed and governors of Katsina and Sokoto States.
Others were: famous Kano Business Mogul, Alhassan Dantata, the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters to President, Ibrahim Masari, Minister of Defence, Abubakar Badaru, among other dignitaries.
The wedding was conducted by Sheikh Abdullahi Mudi.
Vice President Shettima stood in as the groom’s representative with dowry of N500,000, while the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas stood for the bride.
The Vice President advinsed the couples, Abdullahi Jibrin and Bilkisu Madaki, to exercise patience, perseverance, tolerance and maturity.
This was even as the Senate President, Akpabio observed that marriage symbolises the union of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
”The groom father is the Deputy Senate President from the APC, while the bride’s father is the Deputy Minority Leader from the NNPP in the House of Representatives.
”So, this mixture is Nigeria. Nigeria is full of complexities, different tribes, different languages. We all come together in love.
”So, what has happened today is that love is being bounded and cemented together that is why every human being is here. You can see from the Vice President of Nigeria, Shettima to the Presidential Candidate of Labour Party.
”And all other presidential candidates are here in Kano and even all distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are here to back up the Deputy Senate President and to back up the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
”Our prayer for the young couples is that the Almighty Allah will bless their union with the fruits of the womb and grant them prosperity, long life, peace of mind and above all love that passes all understanding.”
Also, the LP Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, wished the couple all the blessings in marriage.
”May God Almighty bless their married life and continue to make them source of happiness to their parents,” he said.