Hajiya Fatima Buhari, the second daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari is set to tie the knot with her fiancé, Malam Gimba Yau kumo, former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.
The invitation letter sprung up online on Tuesday, October 25 revealing that the wedding will take place on Friday October 28th after Jumat, at the President’s residence in Daura, Kastina.
Fatima Buhari is the second daughter of president Buhari from his first wife, late Safinatu Muhammadu Buhari.
In 1971, President Muhammady Buhari married his first wife, Safinatu Buhari (First lady of Nigeria December 1983-August 1985). They had five children together, four girls and one boy. Their first daughter, Zulaihat (Zulai) was named after Buhari’s mother. Their other children are Fatima, Musa(deceased), Hadiza, and Safinatu.
Fatima’s soon-to-be husband was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria on the 4th December, 2010. His tenure ended in August 2014 after which he reportedly took to his heels to escape prosecution following the searchlight beamed on him by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NAIWC), having received several petitions accusing him of sleaze.
Kumo and three of his accomplices were said to have paid themselves severance packages at the end of their tenure in October 2014.
According to the petition dated 29th August 2014, addressed to the National Salary and Wages Commission, the Managing Director, paid himself N72, 532, 646. 85 on 31 October, the money was deposited into his account at UBA with sort code 033154282, account number 033154282.
The payment of severance benefit was said to be the height of other alleged fraudulent deals perpetrated by the administration of Kumo.
Other fraudulent deals highlighted in the petition included the multi-billion Naira fraud mortgage finances and deductions from Civil Servants and alleged extortion of contractors who work for the bank who were made to pay heavily into an account to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan.