Jonathan, Lawan, others at wedding reception of Gov. Mohammed's daughter (Photos) 

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Jonathan with Bala and Aminu Tambuwal at the wedding

It was a grand wedding reception on Friday as Dr. Hauwa Mohammed, daughter of the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed tied the knot with Mohammed Lawal.

Dignitaries thronged the wedding reception held in Abuja.

Those present were former President Goodluck Jonathan; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Governor Seyi Makinde, among others.

Gov. Mohammed with his daughter and other family members
Gov. Mohammed with his daughter and other family members

Jonathan, who is the Chairman of the occasion held at the International Conference Center, Abuja joined the couple and their families to appreciate the attendance of well wishers.

According to Jonathan, the importance of marriage in the society could not be over-emphasized.

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Jonathan and others at the wedding
Jonathan and others at the wedding

Also speaking, the Father of the Day, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, congratulated the couple and called for patience which according to him is the key to success of the union.

Gov. Mohammed and his daughter, Hauwa
Gov. Mohammed and his daughter, Hauwa

On her part, the Mother of the day and wife of Kaduna State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza El’rufai called on the couple to respect each other in order to sustain their relationship.

Guests at the wedding with the bridegroom

In a goodwill message, President of the Senate, Lawal called for continued understanding between the groom and bride, adding that marriage is an act of worship.

Lawan speaking at the event
Lawan speaking at the event

Speaking, Governor Bala expressed delight with the number of high profile personalities at the occasion and wished them safe return.

Jonathan with Bala and Aminu Tambuwal at the wedding
Jonathan with Bala and Aminu Tambuwal at the wedding
The couple with Jonathan and others
Jonathan addressing the couple
Jonathan speaking at the event
Jonathan speaking at the event
Jonathan and Lawan arrive for the wedding of Gov. Bala Mohammed'sdaughter
Jonathan and Lawan arrive for the wedding of Gov. Bala Mohammed’sdaughter