Nigeria’s political elite and other dignitaries have been scheduled to attend the wedding of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, to Zahra, daughter to the Emir of Bichi, Nasir Ado-Bayero.
Aside from the wedding, Mr Ado-Bayero will be coronated as the new Emir of Bichi, barely a month after his elder brother, the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, was presented with the staff of office.
Shehu Ahmed, the chairperson of the organising committee for the wedding and coronation, told reporters on Wednesday that the president is expected to attend the wedding on Friday.
According to the committee, the wedding Fatiha would hold around 1:30 p.m. at Bichi Central Mosque after the congregational Juma’at prayer on Friday while the emir would be presented with a staff of office by the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday.
“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,” the official said.
Mr Ahmed said a special prayer session would also be conducted at the Central Mosque, Bichi, by 4:30 p.m.
Other lined up activities include the coronation’s 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.
Yusuf, 27, is a graduate of the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, while Zahra, 19, is currently studying architecture in a university in the same country.