Despite lockdown rules in place to control the spread of Covid-19, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's son married this past weekend in a glamorous affair.
According to Nigerian online news website Punch Nigeria.com, top leaders from the ruling All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, among others, attended the wedding in Bichi, Kano State.
More than 70 private jets landed in Kano transporting guests to the wedding fatiha of President Muhammadu Buhari's son, Yusuf Buhari, and Emir of Bichi's daughter, Zahra Bayero, at Bichi Central Mosque, according to sources on Twitter.
Nigeria's Covid-19 regulations are at Level 2: Moderate. According to Nigeria's lockdown restrictions, the maximum number of persons allowed at meetings and events is 50.
According to local media, the two met at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.
In addition, the bride's father, Nasir Ado Bayero, was formally crowned as the Emir of Bichi on Saturday, prolonging the weekend's festivities.
A historian told the BBC that a wedding between the presidential and royal families was unusual in Nigeria, according to sources.
According to the Guardian Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari asked the new Emir of Bichi in Kano State to demonstrate good leadership characteristics in supporting peace and stability in Nigeria.
According to local news website Punch Nigeria, the Nigerian Medical Association and Joint Health Sector Union expressed worry on Sunday about the wedding's complete disrespect for Covid-19 standards.
According to local media reports, a large number of the guests in attendance did not wear masks and hardly maintained physical distance, raising concerns that the event was a breeding ground for the spread of the infectious Delta variant which buckling hospitals in West Africa.
Today, I had the pleasure of attending Yusuf Buhari and Zahra Ado Bayero's wedding in Bichi, Kano. The crowd was thunderous, the gathering was impressive, and many leaders were present for the ceremony. It was a privilege to be present. May God continue to bless their union one Twitter user wrote.
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