- El-Rufai left the country after the imbroglio that characterised his ministerial nomination
- His son had a private Nikah with the daughter of a former Military Administrator for Plateau and Niger States, Col. Habibu Shuaibu, in Abuja on Saturday
Former Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State was visibly absent when Bello, his eldest son, tied the nuptial knot with his second wife, Aisha Habibu Shuaibu, on Saturday.
Recall that El-Rufai left the country after the imbroglio that characterised his ministerial nomination.
The senate had last week confirmed 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu.
But El-Rufai and two other nominees – Stella Okotete (Delta) and Danladi Abubakar (Taraba) – were not confirmed as the senate said they were awaiting security clearance.
The former governor was said to have met with President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa in Abuja, on Tuesday, after which he flew abroad.
Bello, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Banking Regulations, had a private Nikah with the daughter of a former Military Administrator for Plateau and Niger States, Col. Habibu Shuaibu, in Abuja on Saturday.
Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna, whom Bello served as legislative aide when the governor was a senator, stood in as the father of the day.
Expressing delight over being the father of the day at the wedding, Governor took to his verified X account (formerly known as Twitter) to share some pictures of the ceremony with caption: “On Saturday, August 12th, 2023, I had the honour of standing in as the father of the groom at the wedding ceremony of my former Senior Legislative Aide, and House of Representatives Member (Kaduna North Fed. Constituency), Hon. Bello El-Rufai and his beautiful wife, Aisha Shuaibu. I wish them a happy married life and I pray that Allah makes theirs among the best. Ameen.”
See some pictures below: