President Muhammadu Buhari has for the first time since the 2019 general elections met with a former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in northern Kano state.
They met shortly after President Buhari arrived in Kano for the wedding ceremony of Yusuf, his son, to Zahra, daughter of Nasir Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi.
Mr Buhari arrived in the company of Yemi Osinbajo, vice-president, alongside their entourage.
The president had earlier dispatched a high-level delegation ahead of his arrival for the wedding event.
The delegation had included Bashir Magashi, minister of defense; Sabo Nanono, minister of agriculture; Hadi Sirika, minister for aviation; and Suleiman Hussein Adamu, minister for water resources.
Buhari’s delegation is expected to stay back after the wedding to represent him at the coronation of the emir at Bichi.
In March, Yusuf’s family members had visited the family of Ado Bayero to seek the marriage of Zahra.
They were said to have met in the United Kingdom where the president’s son finished his undergraduate studies.
Zahra is a graduate of architecture from Brighton University in the UK.
By Abel Ejikeme