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Former Speaker Bankole to wed Kebbi governor’s daughter

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole will on Friday, January 15 take Shinkafi Saidu daughter of Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu as his wife.

The ceremony will be low-key due to COVID-19 protocols, it was learnt.

Bagudu’s daughter is a lawyer and graduate of the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

The bride’s mother is the sister to the former Zamfara State governor Aliyu Shinkafi.

A statement from the Bankole family of Iporo, Abeokuta disclosed that a quiet introduction between the two families took place to kick-off the union in line with Islamic and traditional injunctions.

At the introduction ceremony, Sokoto State Governor and Bankole’s successor as House Speaker Aminu Tambuwal led the groom’s family to the bride’s family to seek her hand in marriage.

Bankole divorced his first wife in 2017.

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