A high calibre royal marriage that saw the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, marrying the daughter of Lamido of Adamawa, HRH Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, has taken place, but is being kept as top secret at the Lamido’s palace.
The marriage, which palace sources said was consummated on Friday, has finally rested long time speculations to the effect that the Emir of Kano was seeking the hand of Lamido’s daughter in marriage which led him to pay several visits to the Lamido’s palace in the past.
Sources privy to the development said the marriage rites were observed inside the palace of the Lamido of Adamawa where Lamido consented to handing over the hand of his daughter Sa’adatu to the Emir of Kano in marriage, minutes after Friday prayers were observed.
The sources noted that the Emir of Kano who is currently in Saudi Arabia as Nigeria’s Amirul Hajj assigned a powerful entourage of senior traditional title holders of Kano, presided by Galadiman Kano Alhaji Abbas Sanusi to represent him at the occasion which was also attended by the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje alongside his aides.
Insiders said after the marriage was consummated, Ganduje along side the Lamido of Adamawa and the delegation of traditional rulers later commissioned a hotel built by an associate of Ganduje.
In traditional circles, marriages like these are seen as ways of cementing relationships between emirates and kingdoms in Northern Nigeria especially, as both the emirates of Adamawa and Kano have a long historical bond as they are all products of Uthman Bn Fodio’s dynasty.
According to the sources, Lamido’s daughter will be the fourth wife of the emir of Kano.