Buhari gives out Zahra to Indimi

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From left: The groom, Ahmed Indimi; the bride, Zahra Buhari; father of the bride, President Muhammadu Buhari; mother of the bride, Mrs Aisha Buhari, at the wedding. Photo: NAN
From left: The groom, Ahmed Indimi; the bride, Zahra Buhari; father of the bride, President Muhammadu Buhari; mother of the bride, Mrs Aisha Buhari, at the wedding. Photo: NAN


By Ahmed Ubandoma

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday gave out his daughter, Zahra Muhammadu Buhari, in marriage to Ahmed Indimi.

The wedding Fatiha took place after the Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Sheikh Ibrahim Makari, performed the two Jumma’at Prayers.

A representative of the Indimi family whose name was not disclosed, paid 12 gold coins which was converted and valued at N250,000, the amount for the dowry.

The Sarkin Fulanin Daura, Alhaji Yusuf Sani, gave out Zahra on behalf of the Buhari family.

President Muhammadu Buhari (2nd, L) and other dignitaries at the wedding
President Muhammadu Buhari (2nd, L) and other dignitaries at the wedding

From left, President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry; President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; and Senate President Bukola Saraki
From left, President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry; President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; and Senate President Bukola Saraki

The couple, Zahra nd Ahmed Indimi
The couple, Zahra nd Ahmed Indimi

Dignitaries who attended the wedding included former Lagos State Gov. Bola Tinubu, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Chief Bisi Akande.

The dignitaries also included Govs. Rauf Aregbesola, Nasir El-rufai, Gov. 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.

An introduction ceremony between both families had earlier held at the Aso Villa, Abuja on Nov. 18.

The wedding programme itself, earlier scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 4 was postponed at the instance of the president.

The marriage was attended by close family and friends.


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