Nasir Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi, wished his daughter, Zahra, would complete her studies before getting married to Yusuf Buhari, the only son of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The marriage of Zahra and Yusuf in the Emir’s Palace in Bichi is scheduled for Friday.
In June, at least seven governors visited the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, the elder brother of Zahra’s father, to finalize plans for the wedding.
A statement from the Emir of Bichi regarding his relationship with his children was published by Daily Trust in an exclusive interview.
It was difficult for him to decide whether to marry off any of his children because he is close to all of them.
“I am very close to my children, so I find it difficult sending Zahra away, but we thank God for her.
“She’s a young girl, only 20; and she’s in her final year of university studying architecture.”.
The only thing we can do is pray and wish them a successful married life, he said. “I wish Zahra would have finished her school and lived with me a little longer”, he said.
After having married off another of his daughters earlier this year, the decision may have become more difficult for the monarch.
But the business tycoon turned monarch, who seats as Chairman of the Board of 9mobile as well as several other companies, said he took solace from the Hadiths, especially the part where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, ‘When you successfully raise three daughters and marry them off, Allah will give you a place in paradise”.
“I pray and hope that God will grant me Aljanah through them,” he said.
In addition to discussing his relationship with Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, dethroned Emir of Kano, the monarch, whose coronation is a few days away, also spoke on a wide range of topics.