- The wedding (Nikkah) of President Buhari's niece, Hajiya Hadiza Lawal, held on Friday, January 24
- The occasion was graced by the president who prayed for the couple and also the nation
- Others at the event were the FCT minister Muhammed Musa Bello and the Dan Madamin Daura, Alhaji Musa Haro
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 24, attended the wedding (Nikkah) of his niece, Hajiya Hadiza Lawal, who got married to Muhammad Tukur Ibrahim, at the National Mosque in Abuja.
At the event, the president blessed the couple, while clerics used the opportunity to pray for peace and stability in the country.
A statement released by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said the administrator of the National Mosque, Ambassador (Professor) Shehu Galadanchi preached the virtue of love among humanity, urging obedience to Allah.
In his sermon, he also called on leaders to be truthful to their followers and sustain their trust.
The president’s family at the Islamic wedding was represented by Muhammed Musa Bello who is the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, alongside the Dan Madamin Daura, Alhaji Musa Haro.
The president’s presence at the National Mosque provided opportunity for more prayers for the nation and also meeting the clerics since he refrained from attending Friday prayers at the mosque due to heavy human and vehicular traffic.
The president, most of the time, observes prayers at the Presidential Villa.
The couple received congratulatory messages on their union.
Dr Emmanuel Nwusulor said: "Congratulations to Hadiza and Muhammad. May their marriage be blessed."
Buhari had earlier in the day received Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU)'s commissioner from crisis management, in Abuja.
During the meeting, he promised that terrorism in the northeastern part of Nigeria will in no time become a thing of the past.
He said that just like in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, insurgency in the region will definitely be defeated, although it might time some time.
The president said that if the country could survive and overcome the civil unrest at the time, then violence in the north will not be an exception.
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