Yusuf Buhari and Zahra Bayero

Yusuf Buhari set to wed Zahra Bayero on Friday

Aso Rock will literally shut down on Friday as President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for Kano to attend the wedding fatiha of his only son, Yusuf.

Yusuf will take as his beloved wife the beautiful Kano princess, Zahra Nasir Bayero at a ceremony billed for 1pm on Friday.

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend the wedding Fatiha of his son, Yusuf and his bride, Zahra Bayero on Friday in Bichi, Kano State, Chairman, organising committee for the wedding, Shehu Ahmed, announced on Wednesday.

Fielding questions from reporters on activities marking the event, Ahmed said the wedding Fatiha, will hold by 1:30 pm after the Friday prayer.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje will also present a staff of office to the father-in law who is the Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, on Saturday, it was learnt.

Ahmed, who also chairs the committee for the coronation said: “We have two historic events on Friday and Saturday in Bichi — the wedding Fatiha of Buhari’s son with the daughter of Emir of Bichi and the coronation of the emir.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to grace the wedding Fatiha of his son and the daughter of the Emir of Bichi in Bichi town on Friday.

“A special prayer would be conducted at the Central Mosque, Bichi, by 4:30 pm.

“Activities marking the coronation of the Emir include a coronation lecture to be held at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, on Thursday; while the ceremony for the presentation of the staff of office would be held at the Bichi stadium on Saturday.

“Adequate arrangements had also been put in place by the various subcommittees to ensure the success of the two events.”

Security was tightened in Kano State, particularly in Bichi on Wednesday ahead of Buhari son’s wedding and coronation of the bride’s father.

Heavily armed operatives landed at the Aminu Kano Airport and headed to Bichi.

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