The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra’s wedding to Ahmed Mohammed Indimi, has all the trappings of a celebrity event.
It however said the federal government will not pay for the glamour and bling.
The presidency made this known in a post on Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu’s Facebook page.
Shehu wrote: “Zahra Muhammadu Buhari’s wedding to Ahmed Mohammed Indimi starting today is a celebrity event to savour 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!!’’.