These are the happiest of times for Yusuf Buhari, the son of President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. With his wedding a few weeks away, the sanguine young man is already the talk of the town. Everything is set for the marriage ceremony; bucks, buddies and bride.
It is said that weddings do tell families apart, not only unhappiness as Leo Tolstoy would have us believe. The preparations for the wedding of Yusuf Buhari to Princess Zahra Ado-Bayero, the daughter of the Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasir Ado-Bayero, for instance, show that the pair has the best of backers. Beyond the flattery from outsiders that this privilege has engendered, the preparations foretell something of a legendary wedding, even for characters at the level of their families.
The trending news at this time is that the father of the bride-to-be has given his approval for the organisation and inauguration of a 145-man committee. Based on the word on social media, the main goal of this little army would be to ensure that the wedding ceremony does not meet any obstacle or complication along the way.
While several notable individuals have been speculated as part of the 145-man wedding defence team, only the names of the Chairman, Nura Ahmad (Madakin Bichi), District Head of Bagwai and the Secretary, Abba Waziri (Falakin Bichi), have been confirmed by credible sources. In other news, this is a home team that knows its onions and would be willing to go all out to flatten impediments and ensure a colourfully memorable event.
Meanwhile, the wedding date has reportedly been fixed to hold on August 20, 2021, and at the Emir of Bichi’s Palace. Nothing could be better for both Yusuf and Zahra whose love story is said to have started with their meeting in the United Kingdom while pursuing their academics.
A lovely pair, indeed, and a mighty noble alliance.