President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday attended the wedding (Nikkah) of his niece, Hajiya Hadiza Lawal, at the National Mosque, Abuja.
A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) said the president blessed the bride and her new husband Muhammad Tukur Ibrahim.
It said clerics used the opportunity to pray for peace and stability in the country.
In his sermon, the Administrator of the National Mosque, Ambassador (Professor) Shehu Galadanchi preached the virtue of love among humanity, urging obedience to Allah.
He also called on leaders to be truthful to their followers and sustain their trust.
The President’s family at the Islamic wedding was represented by Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Musa Bello alongside the Dan Madamin Daura, Alhaji Musa Haro.
The President’s presence at the National Mosque provided an opportunity for more prayers for the nation and meeting the clerics since he refrained from attending Friday prayers at the mosque due to heavy human and vehicular traffic.
The statement noted that President Buhari usually observes prayers at the Presidential Villa.