Tinubu, Jonathan, Saraki, Former First Ladies, Politicians and Business Moguls present at Ibrahim Babangida Daughter’s Wedding

Ibrahim Babangida daughter's wedding
From left, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, ex-president Ibrahim Babangida, Senate President Bukola Sarahi at the wedding reception for Halima Babangida and Auwal Lawal Abdullahi. (NAN)

Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida gave out his last daughter, Halimat, in marriage today in Minna, Niger State.

In attendance were ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senate President Bukola Saraki and others.

Halimat is the last child of the family and she is marrying a Gombe businessman, Alhaji Auwal Abdullahi.

Abdullahi gave 10 cows and N500,000 as dowry for his bride.

The groom is the Sarkin Sudan of Gombe, in Gombe state.

Gen. Garba Wushishi performed the symbolic ceremony of handing over Halimat at 2.45 pm in marriage to Abdullahi.

Gov. Ibrahim Dankwanbo of Gombe state received the bride on behalf of the groom, who hails from the state.

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A special prayer by Sheik Kabiru Gombe was offered for the couple, who stressed the significance of marriage in Islam and called on the bride to be submissive and loyal to her husband.

Twenty six private jets and four police and air force aircrafts landed in Minna Airport for the wedding of former President Ibrahim Babangida’s daughter.

Nigeria First Ladies
From left: Former First Ladies, Hajia Turai YarÁdua, Justice Fati Abubakar and Dame Patience Jonathan, at the marriage of Halima Babangida, last daughter of former Military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna on Friday May 12, 2017 (NAN)

The aircraft brought the various dignitaries that attended the event. The police also provided air surveillance and security.

prominent among the guests at the ceremony were Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience, Senate President Bukola Saraki and former vice president Namadi Sambo were at the wedding.

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Others included Governors Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, Ahmed Abdulfatah of Kwara and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano.

APC National Leader Ahmed Tinubu, Sen Aliyu Wamakko, Gov of Kaduna state, Mrs Aikhomu, Mrs Josephine Anenih, ex-governor Babangida Aliyu, were among the many personalities who witnessed the short ceremony at the Hilltop home of the retired military General in Minna, the Niger State capital.

Others in attendance were Sen. Pius Anyim Pius, former Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Justice Idris Kutigi, former Chief Justice of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Yayale.

Also, a former SGF, Gen. Magoro, Senator Ben Obi, Senator Ben Bruce, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Haruna, Chairman IBB Golf Club, Alhaji Sani Zangon Daura were equally in attendance.

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Gen. Aliyu Gusau, who served several times as National Security Adviser, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, Oluwo Kuta, former PDP National Secretary, Alhaji Modibo, former FCT Minister, Oba Hamid Adekunle also came.

Business moguls Aliko Dangote, Tony Elemulu and Mr Mark Snoxell, Managing Director, Dornier Aircraft, as well as members of the Federal Executive Council including Ministers of Interior Abdulrahman Danbazzau and Defence Mansur Dan-Ali as well as Minister of state for Solid Mineral Development Abubakar Bwari also attended.

Others were Air Marshall Hamza Abdullahi, Gen Garba Duba, Sen Aliyu Wamakko , Sen Yarima Abdullahi, Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sen Nuhu Aliyu, who was also a former police DIG.

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