It was a gathering of crème de la crème yesterday in Anyigba, Kogi State, as one of the most influential Executive local government Chairmen in Nigeria, Prince Ishaq Okolo, hosted guests at his wedding reception in Anyigba Dekina local government. The Prince wedded Rafiat Bint Muhammad.
The wedding which was full of glitz and glamor and has remained the talk of State and country at large was attended by the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in company of His Chief of Staff Pharm Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku, and all Members of Kogi state Executive Council.
The 28th Attah of Igala, Hrm Matthew Alaji Opaluwa Oguche Akpa II; And all First Class Chiefs in Kogi East were also Present for the Royal wedding.
All council Chairmen and Vice Chairmen where not left out.
Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho, Senator Representing Kogi East was the chairman of the Occasion, the National Assembly Members were on ground, Hon. David Zakaria, Hon Abdullahi Halims, the Deputy Speaker Kogi state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Rabiu Ishaka Alfa and members of Kogi State House were all present. The Kogi State APC Chairman Alhaji Abdullahi Dollar, Kogi East Zonal Muhammed Nasir Alfa, all Divisional Chairmen and other party stalwart were also on ground to rejoice with the couple.
A popular Dekina illustrious son, A Philanthropist and Bosom Friend of the groom Dr. Hassan Abdulrahman, spoke to Reporters and Pressmen at the event, He described Prince Ishaq as A Man of the People.
He said despite Prince Ishaq growing influence in the state, he has maintained a very calm disposition at all time, very humble and kind to all.
Dr. Hassan thanked the Governor for his Love to Prince Ishaq and His Family.
The wedding carries extra significance because it is the only wedding in the state where both the Governor and the Attah Igala will be present.
Before becoming Executive Chairman, the young prince briefly served as Chief Administrator of Dekina L.G.A., SSA Security Dekina LGA to the Governor and now Secretary ALGON Kogi state. Dekina is said to be the Largest LGA in Nigeria and West Africa’s largest local government area.
Governor Bello urged the newlyweds in his address “to make God the foundation upon which their home would be built while admonishing them to avoid third-party interference in their matrimonial affairs.”
Highlights of the Occasion was Performance by various groups, cutting of Wedding Cake, Nuptial Dance by the Couple, Special Remark by His Excellency Governor Yahaya, and other activities too numerous to mention.
Earlier in the day was the Wolimat and Wedding Nikai. The State Auditor General Alh Yakubu Okala Served as the Grooms Father and received the bride for His Son Prince Ishaq.
No doubt, this stands as the wedding of the year.