Oba Abdularosheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1), the Oluwo of Iwo land, has married a Kano princess, Firdaus Abdullahi, the granddaughter of Kano’s late emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
Despite the fact that the spouses are from royal families, there was a modest turnout of officials at the wedding, which took place at the Madakin Kano’s house.
A representative of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters; Sarkin Yarbawa of Kano and Sarkin Yarbawa of Zazzau, and a few other royal dignitaries attended the wedding.
A dowry of N1 million was handed to the bride in cash by representatives of the groom in the presence of the current Madaki of Kano, Yusuf Ibrahim Cigari.
The bride, the daughter of late Madakin Kano, Alhaji Abdullahi Sarki Sani Yola, was given to the groom by the former Clerk of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Mahmood Sani, while the groom was represented by the Babalaji of Iwo land, Barrister Ismail Oteyeku.
Firdaus, the niece of Kano’s current Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, holds a diploma in catering from Kano State Polytechnic.
She was formerly married, but her husband has since died.
According to the groom’s spokesperson, one of the goals of the marriage is to achieve an unified Nigeria by permitting weddings and economic associations across divides to cement togetherness among all.
“We were greeted warmly here. I’m not new to this place because I was born in Kano. So now I’m back at home.
“As a result, Firdaus is returned to her father. I imagine myself as her father, so she is in good hands. And in Islam, marriage is a trust that must be fulfilled,” he explained.
Farooq Abdullahi Sarki Yola, the bride’s elder brother, also spoke on behalf of the bride’s family, saying Firdaus has a good reputation and other sterling traits as she grew between the emir’s palace and the residence of the Madakin Kano.
“We are overjoyed and proud of our union. You know that in life, especially in marriage, you can’t foresee where you’ll end up.
“You can go anyplace in the world with it.” As a result, we are all Nigerians who must love one another and regard ourselves as family. So we wish her and the groom the best.”