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Dimeji Bankole Marries Kebbi Governor Step-daughter In Low Key Ceremony


Former speaker of the house of representatives, Dimeji Bankole, on Saturday attached the nuptial knot with Aisha Shinkafi Saidu, a stepdaughter of Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu. 

The wedding happened in a low key ceremony in Abuja right around four years after the former speaker separated from his first spouse, Olaitan, in 2017. 

Aisha, a law graduate of the university of hull in the UK, is a granddaughter of the late former head of the Nigeria Security organisation (NSO) and the Marafan Sokoto, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi. 

The bride's mom is daughter to Shinkafi and a sister to the former governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Aliyu Shinkafi.

The Bankole family in Iporo, Abeokuta had earlier issued a statement disclosing that a quiet introduction had occurred between the two families as a prelude to the association of the new couple in accordance with Islamic and traditional injunctions. 

At the introduction ceremony , the task of leading the groom's family to that of the lady had fallen on the governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Bankole's immediate successor as the Speaker of the house of representatives. 

The Abuja wedding was said to have been intended to be calm due to the flare-up of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

It was, nonetheless, seen that a large number of the visitors at the service neglected to notice the Coronavirus protocols. 

This was disregarding before appeal to all welcomed visitors to notice all the wellbeing and security estimates coordinated by the National centre for disease control(NCDC).

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