Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has paid 24 gold coins as dowry for Gumsu Sani Abacha, daughter of former head of state, Sani Abacha.
The prices of gold coins vary, with American Buffalo costing $2,055.13; American Gold Eagle $2,060.13; Canadian Maple Leaf $2030.13; Australian Kangaroo $2015.13; and Chinese Panda which is sold at $1975.13.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Buni, who is also the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), married Gumsu as his fourth wife on Wednesday at the residence of the bride’s elder brother, Mohammed Abacha.
Some of the dignitaries in attendance included the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali; National Commissioner, Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Bashir Garba-Lado.
Others are Kano-based Islamic cleric, Aminu Daurawa; Katsina State governorship aspirant in 2019 elections, Yakubu Lado-DanMarke, and many others.
Buni had in 2019 married his predecessor’s daughter, Adama Ibrahim-Gaidam as his third wife.
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The 45-year-old daughter of the late head of state was previously married to a Cameroonian multi-billionaire, Bayero Mohamadou. But the 20-year-old marriage crashed in 2020.