Niger State governor, Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu
By Aisha Wakaso
Security has been heightened in Minna, the Niger State capital to ensure hitch-free wedding ceremony of the daughters of the Chairman of Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Niger State governor, Dr. Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu.
To this end, both land and air patrols have been increased, while Police and military personnel have become more visible.
Investigations also revealed that men of the anti-bomb squad were invited to the state during the week.
The venue of the wedding and other important areas in the state capital are being combed by the anti-bomb squad as the police is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that adequate security is provided.
Movement and activities have increased in the state capital as a lot of dignitaries are trooping in to attend the wedding Fatiha which holds at the family house near the Minna Central mosque at 2.00pm Saturday.
The Niger state governor's daughters, Dr. Jamila will be married to Alhaji Sulaiman Aliyu while Dr Farida will marry Alhaji Muktar Bello Lafiagi.
Vice President, Namadi Sambo is expected be the father of the day.
Other prominent dignitaries expected at the wedding ceremony include former president Olusegun Obasanjo, former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, former Head of state General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ambassadors of Egypt and Indonesia.
The 35 State Governors will be led by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi, while Senate President David Mark and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal will lead State and National Assembly lawmakers to the wedding.
Also top traditional rulers from across the country are expected, they include, the Lamido Adamawa, Ooni of Ife, The Sarkin Daura, the Emir of Ilorin and prominent businessman Aliko Dangote.