The presidency has said that no govenment funds were used in the upcoming wedding of Zahra, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senior Special Assistant to the president, Garba Shehu stated this on Thursday were he said the president’s family and personal aides put the money together to foot the bill of the wedding.
The statement said, “Zahra Muhammadu Buhari’s wedding to Ahmed Mohammed Indimi starting today is a celebrity event to savor any day. Much as the family wants to make their daughter happy they, however, will not make it a royal wedding.
“The President’s family is trying hard to keep it as simple as possible. Wedding Lalle, Fatiha, lunch event for the men and dinner for the women who must have come from far and near and the bride heads to her husband! In a rare twist, the President asked to be given the bill for the food at the banquet. Government, he said, has no business paying for that.
“This should be treated as private. His family and personal aides put the money together to foot the bill. No government money in invitation cards, souvenirs or Aso-Ebi. That’s essential Buhari for you!!”