Why Buhari rejected government funds for his daughter’s wedding

Zahra Buhari and Ahmed Indimi

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari shocked Nigerians by rejecting government funds for his daughter’s wedding.

Zahra Buhari got married to Ahmed Indimi, the son of Nigerian billionaire businessman and founder of Oriental Energy, Mohammed Indimi .

The wedding cake

The official Spokesperson to President Buhari, Garba Shehu has explained in a series of tweets that the reason why a single dime from  government coffers was not used to finance the royal wedding was because President Buhari insisted that that public funds will not be used to finance his daughter’s wedding. Shehu said  the president even rejected the wedding food bill.

“Zahra Muhammadu Buhari’s wedding to Ahmed Mohammed Indimi starting today is a celebrity event to savor 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 & dinner for the women who must have come from far and near & the bride heads to her husband! 

In a rare twist, 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!!”