In what has taken on as the most popular wedding of the year in Nigeria, Zahra Buhari and billionaire’s son Ahmed Indimi were finally joined together on Friday 16th day of December.
The invitation card was released just a couple of days before the wedding date, and was designed in exotic black and gold prints and carries the official date for the event.
The week has been busy for Zarah from the bridal shower, to the traditional rites, wedding proper and the reception. The week long event started with a bridal shower for Zahra on Tuesday, a grand ball for the couple on Wednesday, the traditional henna night for the bride and her friends on Thursday and the wedding proper on Friday, December 16. It doesn’t end there, her father, the president turns 74 years old on saturday December 17th, while she turns 22 on Sunday December 18th.
The two love birds are seen with a noticeable body chemistry that spells forever.
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and other personalities were at his daughter, Zahara’s, wedding to the Indimi”s at the National Mosque and the reception was at the Conference hall of the Presidential Villa Abuja. As expected, the wedding of the daughter of a sitting president is always a huge and dignified event, especially if she is marry from a renowned family. When President Goodluck Johnathan’s daughter married, we saw a taste of it from the glitz, glamour, personalities and souvenirs given at the wedding.
Nigerian dignataries were ably represented at the wedding as a show of support to the first family.
Guests at the wedding included President of Guinea Conakry, Alpha Conde,
The reception, which took place at the Presidential Banquet hall, was also attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and many State Governors.
Others at the reception included Ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, traditional and religious leaders, Alhaji Bola Tinubu, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otadola, Chief Arthur Eze, Chief Bisi Akande and many others from across the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo delivered a vote of thanks at the event.
In an interview with newsmen after the reception, Tinubu, an APC chieftain, congratulated President Buhari for organising a successful wedding for his daughter, and wished the couple a happy married life.
Chief Arthur Eze, who also spoke to the newsmen, advised the couple on the need to always exhibit the virtues of love, understanding and patience for each other.
They prayed to almighty God to bless and safeguard the couple. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the wedding Fatiha had earlier taken place at the National Mosque, Abuja.
The Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Sheikh Ibrahim Makari, presided over the wedding fatiha after the payment of 12 gold coins which was converted and valued at N250,000 as dowry.
The dowry was paid by a representative of the Indimi family.
The Sarkin Fulanin Daura, Alhaji Yusuf Sani, gave out Zahra on behalf of the Buhari family.
Many dignitaries witnessed the wedding fatiha after performing the two -raka’at Friday prayer at the mosque.
Those who attended the ceremony included former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Governors Rauf Aregbesola, Nasir El-rufai, Umaru Almakura, Yahaya Bello and Aminu Masari among others.
Zahra is the seventh of Buhari’s children. She runs an NGO called ACE which primarily offers free medical care for sickle cell sufferers, while the husband is a businessman in the oil sector.(NAN)
The vice president, Yemi Osibanjo, in support of his boss, gave the vote of thanks to the honourable guest at the event.
Here is wishing the couple the best of married life.