Minna, the Niger State capital is a beehive of activities as Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu gives out two of his daughters in holy matrimony today. The two daughters are Dr Jamila and Dr. Hadiza Muazu Aliyu.
Family source said while Jamila weds Alhaji Suleiman, Hadiza will be joined in holy wedlock with Alhaji Muktar at the family house, close to the Minna Central Mosque at 2:00 p.m.
The wedding Fathia will be the first governor Aliyu would be giving out any of his children in marriage, hence nothing is spared in making the historic occasion a memorable one. As such all the hotels in the capital city have been fully booked by friends and relatives that want to be part of the ceremony.
To ensure success of the wedding programme, security has been beefed up at all the nooks and crannies of the town, ahead of the ocassion.
Prominent dignitaries expected at the ceremony include Vice President Namadi Sambo, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Ambassadors of Egypt and Indonesia.
The Vice President Namadi Sambo is expected to be the father of the day, while the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum Rotimi Amaechi will lead other 35 state governors to the wedding ceremony.
Senate President, Senator David Mark and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal will lead state and national assembly lawmakers to the occasion.
High ranking royal fathers are also expected from various parts of the nation that include the Lamido Adamawa, Ooni Ife, The Sarkin Daura, the Emir of Ilorin as well as prominent businessman Aliko Dangote.