President Buhari has said that his government will not be spending a dime on the wedding ceremony of his daughter, Zahra Buhari.
Zahra’s wedding will be holding on Friday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The president disclosed this through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.
The President stressed that due to the economic recession, every expense will come from the family purse.
He also maintained that his personal aides and friends may contribute to the success of the wedding.
He, however, stressed that he wanted to make his daughter happy on her wedding day, but that she will not enjoy a “Royal wedding.”
He said, “Zahra Muhammadu Buhari’s wedding to Ahmed Mohammed Indimi starting today is a celebrity event to savor 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.”
“The Wedding Fatiha will be conducted at the National Mosque, Abuja, while the reception for the guest will be held at the Presidential Banquet Hall.