Penultimate week exactly on Saturday 30th July 2016, history was made as all roads lead to the family house of Alhaji Saleh Bade, a former banker in Kaduna to celebrate with him for giving out in marriage four of his daughters.
As early as 9am before people will go to the venue of the marriage at the famous Sultan Bello Mosque, people from all walks of life the young, the old the rich and the poor went to facilitate with the former banker and now politician whose four daughters all of them medical doctors were married out on the same day.
The proud father wedded out his four daughters Dr. Fatima Saleh Bade, Dr. Hauwa Saleh Bade, Dr. Halima Saleh Bade and Dr. Hajara Saleh Bade to their respective choice of husband after their graduation in flying colours from the African International University in Kharturm Sudan.
The elated Afri Bank former staff could not hide his joy as he was surrounded by family members from far and near most especially from his home state of Yobe the North – Eastern part of Nigeria.
A day before the marriage, the girls meet with their childhood friends and schoolmate where they shared ideas and old thing they have done together during their childhood.
Speaking to them privately their father, Alhaji Saleh Bade advised them to see marriage as a thing you have to endure and put your best into it at all times.
“The promise you make is not just to be faithful and true and to stay married, but to try and bring out the best in each other.
“You should also remember your background and realize that there are many challenges in marriage but with prayers and love you will overcome them. Remember also, that it was Allah that helped and guided me to train all of you to become what you are today. And again remember the daughters of whom you are always,” he stated.
Alhaji Saleh Bade also use the occasion to appeal to government at all levels to support the development of education especially girlchild in order for the country to produce more doctors, engineers and others.
The Imam of the Mosque who joined the marriage urged the couples to live together in peace and understanding themselves at all times, have the fear of Allah and respect to one and another.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Apc National Chairman Mr. John Oyegun sent in goodwill messages. Others that attended the occasion are former Governor of Kano State Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, former Governor of Zamfara State Aliyu Shinkafi, Senator Ahmed makarfi, Former Chief of Army Staff General Alwali Kazir, Secretary General of JNI Dr. Khalil Abubakar , Director General of NEMA Sani Sidi, Shiekh Kabiru Gombe, Senator Ahmed Lawal, former Deputy Governor of Yobe State Alhaji Aliyu Saleh Bagare and the president of Izala, Sheikh Bala Lau, and host of others .
The occasion was rounded up with a special prayer for peace and unity in Nigeria.