Senior Special Assistant on Publicity to President Buhari, Garba Shehu, says that Buhari himself has offered to pay for the catering to save government money as the country struggles with recession.
Mr Garba Shehu released this statement in a Facebook post, praising his boss for his frugality.
Garba Shehu said in the statement, “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 and dinner for the women who must have come from far and near and the bride heads to her husband!
In a twist from what was a norm amongst past leaders, 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!!”