A member of the Federal House of Representatives, Bello, who is the eldest son of the immediate past Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has taken a second wife, Aisha Habibu Shuaibu.
The marriage took place yesterday in Abuja at the time El-Rufai was out of the country after he pulled out of the ministerial race.
Bello, who is the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Banking Regulations, had a private Nikah with the daughter of a former Military Administrator of Plateau and Niger states, retired Colonel Habibu Shuaibu.
Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna, whom Bello served as legislative aide when the governor was a senator, stood in as the father of the day.
In Hausa tradition, the Wakili (representative) of the groom’s father receives the bride at a wedding, while the waliyyi, representative of the bride’s family at a wedding, gives out the bride.
Recall that the senate had last week confirmed 45 out of the 48 ministerial nominees of President Bola Tinubu, but El-Rufai and two other nominees – Stella Okotete (Delta) and Danladi Abubakar (Taraba) – were not confirmed.
The as senators had said that they were awaiting security clearance.
The former governor met with President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, after which he flew abroad, with sources saying that he was off to Europe, but would be in Egypt first.
Source: Daily Trust