It was a gathering of Nigeria’s elite at the wedding Fathia of Bashir, son of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Saturday.
4wardwego reports that the wedding was held in Abuja.
Among the bigwigs who witnessed the tying of the knot between Bashir El-Rufai and his wife, Halima; daughter of an ex-Jigawa state senator from Jigawa state, Ibrahim Kazaure, were a number of Northern state governors. They include Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar; Yobo State Governor, Mai Mala Buni; Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
Specifically, they include Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole; former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; an ex-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu and Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Ali Pantami, among many others.
Meanwhile, 4wardwego reports that Bashir El-Rufai had recently come under fire from some of his kinsmen for posting pictures of his wife on Twitter.
According to these critics, these pictures of Bashir El-Rufai and his wife are ‘inappropriate’. Equally important, this development comes in the wake of the criticism of the Kannywood actress; Rahama Sadau’s picture who was admonished to remember the culture of the Islamic religion.
However, Bashir El-Rufai, in a tweet, blasted the ‘stupid’ opinions on his pictures and that of his wife.
“If my pictures with my wife does not sit well with some & due to the various unsolicited opinions, I’d just like to use this opportunity to say that they are very stupid & if there’s any other way these pictures can make them feel worse than they already do, please let me know,” he said.
Below are more pictures from the well-attended wedding.