Vice President Kashim Shettima, President of the Senate Godswill Akpabio and Labour Party Presidential Candidate Peter Obi were among dignitaries who stormed Kano on Friday for the wedding of the son of Deputy President of Senate Barau Jibrin.
The vice president, who arrived Malam Aminu Kano International Airport at 1:14p.m., was received by the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele and Sen. Kawu Sumaila.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Shettima was accompanied to the event by Sen. Abubakar Kyari, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Rep. Mohammed Monguno and other high profile personalities.
Shettima, after exchanging pleasantries with dignitaries and thousands of Kano youths who trooped to the airport to welcome him, proceeded to the famous Isyaka Rabiu Juma’at Mosque, Goron Dutse in Kano metropolis, where he observed Juma’at congregational prayer and the wedding ceremony.
Others in attendance were: Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, Sen. Aminu Tambuwal, Sen. 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.
NAN reports that the wedding was conducted by Sheikh Abdullahi Mudi.
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.
Shettima in an interview with the NAN urged the couples, Abdullahi Jibrin and Bilkisu Madaki, to exercise patience, perseverance, tolerance and maturity.