It was another case of handshake across the Niger as Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano) and Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo)’s wards were joined in holy matrimony.
The commercial city of Kano was thrown into festive mood as 11 governors, National and State House of Assembly members and other top government officials thronged the state for the introduction ceremony between Fatima Baby, daughter of Governor Ganduje, and Idris Abiola, son of Governor Ajimobi.
Giving their colleagues support at the event were Governors Alhaji Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Akinwumi Ambode (Lagos), Senator Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo).
Others included Abubakar Baguda (Kebbi), Hon. Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Abdullaziz Yari (Zamfara), Rauf Aregbosola (Osun), Kashim Shetima (Borno), Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina) and Abdulfatai Ahmed.
As early as 7.30 am a large crowd had conveyed on Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) to welcome the visitors that came from far and near.
Traditional music dancers of different tribes were at hand to entertain the crowd as the chanting of pro-Ganduje slogans enveloped the area. .
The host and the visiting governors and other dignitaries are to visit the Emir of Kano, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi 11, business mogul and Islamic scholar, Alhaji Ishyaku Rabiu, among other Kano elders who are expected to play major roles in the introduction ceremony.
However, it was learnt that,Fatima and Idris have been in love for a long time and have decided to make it real after receiving the blessings of their parents.