Former vice president Atiku Abubakar on Saturday gave out daughter, Rukaiya Abubakar in marriage to Aminu Sani Bello, son of Colonel Sani
The big ceremony was held at the Commencement Hall of the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, and was attended by some of society’s elite, including former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Governor Tambuwal of Sokoto State, among others.
The bride, Rukaiya is one of the children born to Atiku by his second of five wives, and is based in New York while her groom, Aminu Sani Bello is the son of Sani Bello, one of Nigeria’s topmost businessmen, a retired Army colonel and the founder of Sani Bello Foundation.
Seemingly overcome by emotion, the bride’s father, Atiku Abubakar, tweeted after the wedding of his delight to be witnessing his daughter’s wedding given how his own father died before he became old enough to marry.
“My father died when I was a little boy. Living to see my daughters grow up fills me with immense joy.
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