By Our Reporter. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has Saturday in Gudi Nasarawa state gave out the daughter of Governor Abdullahi A Sule of Nasarawa state Hajiya Fatima Abdullahi Sule in marriage to Abdulhakeem Somonu.
Presiding over the wedding between the groom and the bride at the palace of the Sarkin Gudi, Saturday, Sheikh Muhammad Surajo announced the payment of one hundred thousand naira as dowry which is in accordance with Islamic traditions just as he advised the couple to be guided by the teachings of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in their matrimonial home.
The wedding ceremony brought together a galaxy of eminent Nigerians including topnotch politicians, captains of industries and people of different faith and beliefs from within and outside the state to share in the joy of the Governor and his family. Notably the Governors of Plateau and Borno states were in attendance to support Governor Abdullahi A Sule.
Other dignitaries at the event included the No 3 citizen in Nigeria, Distinguished Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Ahmed Idris Wase as well as the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu and immediate past Governors of Borno and Nasarawa who are currently members of the National Assembly, Senator Kashim Shettima and Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura. The floodgates of dignitaries also included members of the House of Representatives as well as former Governors, former Ministers, former and present State Assembly members as well as Royal Traditional rulers.
Speaking separately, the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Borno State Governor, Babagana Zullum, APC National Vice Chairman North Central, Ahmed Suleiman Wambai and the Chairman Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Muhammad Musa DanAzimi all charged the couple to be submissive to each other and not allow a third party into their matrimonial affairs.
On their parts, the bride and the groom Mr Abdulhakeem Sunmonu and Hajiya Fatima Abdullahi Sule expressed gratitude to God for being alive to see the day.