Yar’Adua’s son set to wed in Maiduguri

By Raymond Adebayo
July 20, 2022, 9:25 p.m.

Shehu Yar’adua

The son of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua is set to Wed his heartthrob, Yacine on Saturday in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Yacine is said to be the daughter of Hon. Mohammed Nur Sheriff, representing Bama/Ngala/Kalabalge federal constituency in the House of Representatives.

The Telegraph gathered that top politicians, traditional rulers, captains of industry and members of the diplomatic community are expected to grace the occasion.

The marriage planning committee is chaired by the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed.

The marriage preparation is said to be in top gear at the residence of the groom’s mother and former First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua, ahead of the Saturday’s wedding Fatiha in Maiduguri and the July 31st dinner in Abuja.

29 years old Shehu Yar’adua had his first degree in Economics from the Schellhammer Business School, Spain and a Masters degree in International Relations from Webster University in Netherlands.

Yacine 22, Shehu’s bride-to-be graduated from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.

Other members of the planning committee include a former Defence Minister, Alhaji Lawal Batagarawa as deputy chairman, and Rtd. Brigadier General Mustapha Dennis Onoyiveta, the ADC to the late President Yar’Adua as secretary.

The finance sub-committee has former Kebbi State Governor, Senator Muhammed Adamu Aliero as its Chairman, deputized by Alhaji Adamu Muazu, former PDP National Chairman with Dr Tanimu Yakubu Kurfi as the secretary.

Former Bauchi State Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda is said to chair the transport/logistics sub-committee while the former Katsina Governor, Dr Ibrahim Shema will chair the venue/protocol/reception sub-committee with former Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Saidu Dakingari as his deputy.

The media/publicity sub-committee is chaired by Mr Olusegun Adeniyi with former Minister of State for Defence, Mallam Murtala Yar’Adua, first cousin to the groom, as deputy. The security sub-committee is chaired by Major General A.T. Ibrahim (rtd) with Mallam Yusuf Tilde, CSO to the late president, as deputy. The women affairs sub-committee is chaired by Dr Salamatu Suleiman with Hon Aishatu Dukku as deputy, among other different subcommittees too numerous to mention.

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