Nine serving and former governors were among dignitaries who attended the wedding of  Ruqayya, daughter of Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state.


The wedding ceremony took place on Saturday in Maradun local government area of the state.

The governors include Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, Chukuemeka Ihedioha of Imo, and Babagana Zulum of Borno.

Also in attendance were Jibrilla Bindow, former Adamawa governor; Ibrahim Shema, former Katsina governor; Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano; Sule Lamido, former Jigawa governor; and Ahmad Sani, former Zamfara governor.


Tambuwal, who stood as guardian to Ruqayya, the bride, entrusted her into the hands of Abdullahi Babani, Madakin Katagum, who doubles as the groom’s representative, during the wedding fatiha held at the palace of the emir of Maradun.

The marriage was contracted after the payment of N100,000 dowry.

President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by Gideon Sammani, his special adviser on political matters.


The ceremony was also attended by members of the national and states assemblies, politicians as well as emirs and chiefs from all parts of the country.

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