Concerning the wedding of Hanan, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, and her husband-to-be, Mohammed Turad, son of an ex-lawmaker from Kaduna State, most invited dignitaries may not attend the event over the fear of COVID-19, Presidential sources shared.
The marriage which is scheduled to take place on September 4, 2020, will be the first-ever wedding to take place inside Aso Rock Villa, and as such, expectations are very high.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari is already in Dubai, and though the news has it that she went due to a medical emergency, many people believe that she went in preparation for the grand ceremony, to shop for Hanan’s nuptials, which has been dubbed ‘The First wedding’.
The possible declination of invitation to the event by top guests might be connected with the news revealing the COVID-19 status of Sarki Abba, Buhari’s closest aide, and Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs.
A source revealed that Abba tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago but his current status is unknown, whether he has tested negative or not.
The First Lady and some persons still consider Abba, who has since resumed duties after recovering from the virus, as unsafe to mingle with others inside the Presidential Villa.
Information gathered reveals that Aisha Buhari has planned not to allow Abba to attend the wedding ceremony as a result of this situation.
Though it is not known if Mamman Daura, a nephew and close confidant of Buhari is in Nigeria at this time or not, Aisha is also opposed to the idea of Mamman attending the event, but the President has reportedly insisted on having him be a part of the occasion.
Recall that Daura was flown in a private jet to the United Kingdom after exhibiting respiratory difficulties with symptoms similar to Coronavirus in August.
The bride-to-be, Hanan, is a graduate of Photography from Ravensbourne University in England.