The first lady of The Gambia, Mrs. Fattoumata Bah Barrow, is in Nigeria attending the sumptuous wedding of Yusuf Buhari to Zahra Nasir Bayero. Yusuf Buhari is the son of current Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria.
In fact, Aisha Buhari is playing host to the first lady of the Gambia, Fatoumatta Ban Barrow, and her entourage.
According to statements on Aisha Buhari’s social media handles, the Gambian first lady and her entourage are in Nigeria on her invitation to attend her son’s wedding.
The marriage of Yusuf Buhari to Zahra Nasir Bayero is one of Nigeria’s biggest celebrity events of the year. The pair met at the University of Surrey in the UK.
Top politicians and traditional rulers from Nigeria flew in, including President Muhammadu Buhari’s predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
The Gambia’s First Lady Fatoumatta Bah Barrow and the former president of neighboring Niger, Muhammadu Issoufu, were among the foreign guests.
One historian told the BBC that a wedding between presidential and royal families was unprecedented in Nigeria.
This Saturday Fatoumatta Bah Barrow attended the other section of the festivities when the bride’s father, Nasir Ado Bayero, was officially crowned as the Emir of Bichi.