SGF’s daughter’s wedding unite

President Muhammadu Buhari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were among dignitaries that attended the wedding reception of the daughter of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Saturday.

The wedding reception was the first public function to be attended by the three of them after the lawmakers threatened to invoke Section 143 of the 1999 constitution towards starting impeachment process against the President.

The wedding reception took place at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The SGF’s daughter, Amanda, was earlier in the day joined in Holy Matrimony to Otelemaba at the Family Worship Centre, Abuja.

Dogara was the chairman of the reception.

Also present a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

State governors and ministers also attended the wedding reception.

Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the reception, the SGF said, “It is a pride of a father that at one point in time you will be giving out your children in marriage or receiving bride into your home. And that is what has precisely happened to us today as a family. I feel very happy and very thrilled about it.”

Asked what his advice will be to the new couple, he said, “Basically, they have received a lot of inductions and training when they went through their pre-marital classes. But as a father, talking out of experience, I’m married for 29 years now, I can assure you that, I wouldn’t say I have done badly, my candid advice to them is that they should respect each other, think highly of each other, they should remain friends and as much as possible let them make God the centrepiece of their home.

“If they have doubts about things happening around them, let them go back to the author of marriage Himself, which is God.

“So my advice to them is let them remain together through thick and thin. They should not take each other for granted.”

When asked how he feels giving out his daughter to another tribe, he said, ” I am married to somebody from a different state altogether. I come from Adamawa State while my wife is from Osun State.

“So Amanda is not the first. It is a marriage of unity. Whenever I hear people talking about Nigeria breaking up, I just laugh. The foundations are deep. I have a brother-in-law who is Igbo, I have a brother-in-law who is Urhobo. So our home has always been a small Nigeria whenever we congregate.”

Source: Punch