Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has declared that the Federal Government won't be sponsoring his daughter's wedding.
The president's daughter, Zahra Buhari has been betrothed to Ahmed Indimi.
According to Shehu in a Facebook comment he posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016:
"Zahra Muhammadu Buhari’s wedding to Ahmed Mohammed Indimi starting today is a celebrity event to savour 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 twist from what was a norm among past leaders, 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!!.”
Punch News reported that the wedding Fathia of the pair will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016.
The entertainment of guests will follow at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Abuja.