The solemnization of the wedding of Hanan, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari and Muhammad Turad was held on Friday, inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The marriage believed to be the first to be conducted inside the Presidential Villa in an effort to respect COVID-19 protocols.
Hanan is the President’s youngest daughter, Turad is the son of a former lawmaker, Alhaji Mahmud Sani Sha’aban, who represented Zaria in the House of Representatives from May 2003 to May 2007. Turad is also an adviser to Minister of Works, Raji Fashola. And his father was a former National Assembly member.
The brief ceremony was held after two units of Jum’aat prayers led by Imam Abdulwahid Suleiman of the State House Mosque.
Reacting to the success of the union, First Lady, Aisha said “Today is a great and happy day for my family as we witnessed the wedding of my daughter, Aisha Hanan Buhari to Mohammed Turad Sani Sha’aban.”
“I am overwhelmed by the outpour of goodwill and support from family, friends and well wishers. Let me use this opportunity to thank everyone that graced the occasion with their presence and those that could not, for the understanding that at this time of a global pandemic and the need to strictly adhere to the advice of our health authorities necessitated limited gathering.
“We appreciate your prayers for a blessed union, for the couple as they begin their marital life.
#HamadForever.” Aisha posted online.
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About the couple and family;
Turad’s father, who holds the title of Dan Buram of Zazzau, was also a former governorship candidate in Kaduna State on two occasions on the platforms of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
The bride is a 2019 first class graduate of Photography from Ravensbourne University, London.
The groom, whose father is a friend of President Buhari, is a Special Adviser to the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola.
Turad, who currently holds the title of Wakilin Tudun Wadan Zazzau, is a graduate of Finance and Management with two masters degrees including an MBA.
The groom, who had his first degree and Master’s degree in Finance and Management from the American University of Dubai, had MBA from Northampton University, United Kingdom.
He has worked with reputable companies in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) such as Nexus Financial Advisors.
He was said to have worked with the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to further his career in finance.