Kano state was on standstill on Friday as President Muhammadu Buhari; former head of state; Abdulsalam Abubakar, American billionaire, Bill Gates, among others, attended the wedding of Fatima Dangote, daughter of business mogul.
The wedding fatiha between Fatima and Jamilu, son of a former Inspector-General of police, Muhammad Abubakar, took place at 12 noon at the Kano Emir’s palace.
NAN reports that the wedding was conducted by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; and supported by the Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen.
Other important personalities that graced the occasion include former Head of State, retired Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar; Speaker, the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara and a retinue of serving Senators.
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I Respect #Dangote wallahi with all the Billions of naira but he still managed to give his daughter a good upbringing (Tarbiyya) Masha Allah.
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Some governors and ministers, as well as traditional rulers from across the country, also attended the occasion.
Others were former National Security Adviser, retired Gen. Aliyu Gusau, members of the business community, politicians and members of the diplomat corps, among others.
Some prominent media houses also reported that American billionaire, Bill Gates, also attended the occasion.
The event, which was also attended by prominent Islamic scholars and other well wishers from across the country, witnessed a large turnout of workers from various companies owned by the renowned business mogul.
Security at the occasion was water tight, as all the entrances leading to the palace were cordoned-off by heavily armed security operatives.
The development made it impossible for most journalists who turned up to cover the event to do so.