Babangida gives out last daughter, Halima, in marriage

Halima Babangida

Former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, will on Friday in Minna, Niger State give out his last daughter, Halima, in marriage.

The wedding is taking place amidst concerns over the health of the bride’s father who recently returned from Germany, where he sought some medical help.

Halima is the second daughter and last child of the family. She was born by his late wife Maryam in 1989 while the military ruler presided over the affairs of the country at Dodan Barracks in Lagos.

The groom is businessman, Alhaji Auwal Lawal Abdullahi, who holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe.

All arrangements have been concluded for the wedding and invitations sent to prominent Nigerians, across the country.

The wedding prayers will take place at the Hilltop Villa of the former military President Minna by 2.30 pm.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger says it will deploy no fewer than 135 personnel to provide security before and during the wedding.

Police Commissioner, Zubairu Mu’azu, also said 4000 policemen will be deployed to provide security on the highways, major roads in Minna the airport and the venues of the ceremony.