Yusuf, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, is planning to marry Zahra, the daughter of Nasir Bayero, the Emir of Bichi in Kano State.
Zahra Bayero is currently a student in the United Kingdom, studying architecture.
The wedding ceremony is scheduled to take place in the next few months, precisely after the Sallah celebration, and preparations are in top gear for the grand event.
According to tradition dictates, the parents of the groom had met with the bride’s parents, to express their son’s interest in marrying Zahra.
Sources disclosed that the wedding would have taken place earlier this year, but for the absence of the groom’s mother, Aisha Buhari, who recently returned from a six-month medical trip to Dubai.
Yusuf, a 2016 graduate of University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, is the only son of President Buhari with his wife, Aisha, with whom he has five children. Yusuf is also the only male of the President’s surviving eight children. The President’s only other son from his first – and now late – wife Safinatu (who bore him five children), Musa, is deceased.
It will be recalled that on December 27, 2017, Yusuf was involved in a ghastly power bike accident around Gwarinpa area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
He broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a result. He had undergone surgery at Cedacrest Specialist Hospital, located in Apo, Dutse District in Abuja, where he was stabilised for about a month before he was flown abroad for treatment. He returned to Nigeria from the medical trip on March 1, 2018.
Described aa a mild-manned and elusive young man, Yusuf has been a source of curious fascination for Nigerians. He has maintained a reclusive lifestyle, especially after miraculously surviving the ghastly powerbike crash.