Many dignitaries, including Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, multi-billionaire industrialist, Aliko Dangote, and state governors, on Thursday, graced the wedding of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, and Zarha Bunu in Abuja.
The wedding (fatiha) which took place at the National Mosque, Abuja was conducted by the Chief Imam of the mosque, Ustaz Mohammed.
Mohammed prayed for the success of the marriage, which held about a year after Abubakar lost his wife, Maryam. She died in January, 2012 shortly after Abubakar was appointed as acting IG.
Also at the wedding were two former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, Minister of the FCT, Bala Mohammed and members of the National Assembly.
The reception which held at the ThisDay Dome was attended by Govs. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, Idris Wada of Kogi State, Acting Governor of Taraba, Alhaji Garba Umar, Senators Andy Uba and Paulinus Igwe.
Other dignitaries included former Chief Security Officer to late Gen. Sani Abacha, Maj. Hamza Al-Mustapha, Femi Otedola and Mr. Akin Oshuntokun, a the former MD of the News Agency of Nigeria.
Alhaji Adamu Bello, who spoke on behalf of bride’s family described the turn out for the marriage as “fantastic”’ and expressed gratitude to God.
Bello urged the couple to live according to Islamic injunction for the success of the marriage.
In his remarks, Oshuntokun noted that the large turnout was a reflection of the goodwill the IG enjoyed from all over the country.