*witnesses other weddings at Bubayero Mosque, Gombe
By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Earlier on Saturday, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya gave out the hand of the daughter of the Accountant General of Gombe State in marriage.
According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant(Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, the wedding fatiha between Hauwa Umar Bello ( Mammy) and Samir Usman Ahmed was held at the Modibbo Bubayero Juma’at Mosque, Emir’s palace, Gombe.
Governor Yahaya stood in as Waliy for the bride (Hauwa) while Retired High Court Judge, Justice Sa’ad Mohammed served as Wakil for the groom (Samir) and the sum of one hundred thousand Naira was paid as dowry in line with the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ( SAW).
The Governor also witnesed the solemnization of other marriages conducted in the mosque, including that of Mamman Ibrahim from the Ndimi family and Zainab Aminu Inuwa in which Alhaji Umaru Sarakin Shanun Gombe and the Yeriman Gombe, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abubakar Umar served as Waliy and Wakil for the bride and the groom respectively.
The wedding fatiha was conducted by the Chief Imam, Umar Mohammed Pindiga and witnessed by dignitaries, including Deputy Governor of Gombe State, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau and his Borno State counterpart, Umar Usman Kadafur, Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III as well as Emirs of Biu and Shani in Borno State.
Also, business mogul and philanthropist, Alhaji Muhammad Ndimi, Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly, members of Gombe State House of Assembly, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abubakar Inuwa Kari, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries, top government functionaries, party chieftains and other guests from within and outside the state were in attendance.