The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari would bear the cost of food to be catered for guests at the wedding dinner of his daughter, Zahra.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said against what was obtained in past, this time it would not be at the expense of the state.
“Zahra Muhammadu Buhari’s wedding to Ahmed Mohammed Indimi starting today is a celebrity event to savor any day,” Mr. Shehu posted on his Facebook page.
“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!!” he added.