The Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima Mustapha, President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio and Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi were among dignitaries who stormed Kano on Friday for the wedding ceremony of the son of the Deputy President of Senate, Sen. Barau Jibrin.
The vice president arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Kano, at 1:14pm. 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.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Shettima was accompanied to the event by Sen. Abubakar Kyari, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Rep. Mohammed Monguno and other high profile personalities.
Meanwhile, Shettima, after exchanging pleasantries with dignitaries and thousands of Kano youths who trooped to the airport to welcome him, he proceeded to the famous Isyaka Rabiu Jumma’at Mosque, Goron Dutsen in Kano metropolis, where he observed Jumma’at congregational prayer and the wedding ceremony.
The following were also in attendance: Sen. Aminu Tambuwal, Sen. Mohammed Musa, former President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawal, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Yayale Ahmed, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, Sen. Kabiru Gaya and governors of Katsina, and Sokoto States.
Others include: Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters to President, Ibrahim Masari, Minister of Defence, famous Kano Business Mogul, Alhassan Dantata, the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Abubakar Badaru, among other dignitaries.
However, Shettima urged the couples, Abdullahi Jibrin and Bilkisu Madaki, to exercise patience, perseverance, tolerance and maturity.
Akpabio in his remarks said, the marriage symbolizes the union of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
” The groom's 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.
Additionally, the LP Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi, wished the couple all the blessings in marriage.
” May God Almighty bless their married life and continue to make them a source of happiness to their parents,” he said.