With #famil2018, Fatima Dangote, daughter of Africa’s Richest man, Aliko Dangote, tied the nuptial knots with her pilot husband Jamil Abubakar in Kano yesterday March 16th.
Kano airport got really busy as dignitaries like President Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Bola Tinubu,. Ooni of Ife, Oba of Lagos, oil magnate Femi Otedola, Jim Ovia, John Momoh, many state governors, members of the National Assembly and others turned up for the wedding.
Here are photos from the event below;
Jamil Abubakar, an IRS Airline staff who survived an air crash once, spoke about his life as a pilot in an interview with YES INTERNATIONAL – MAGAZINE on the 22nd of NOVEMBER 2014, and here are excerpts from the interview;
Away from the horrible experience, what do you like about being a pilot?
I love speed. My friend sitting with me here knows that right from my time as a kid that I love speed. Before now, I used to ride power bikes. You can see some scars on my body. It has even gone. I ride a lot. I love fast stuff. I am sure I have told you this before. My dream of becoming a pilot started at age 4. Why I am referring to all these things is because I don’t know how to explain it. It is just an amazing thing! I wish I can find a better word to say it. It is something that I love. If I don’t work for anybody and if I have money, I will buy an aeroplane, I will keep flying myself all around. Yes, it is something that I love. Even after this crash, it has not stopped me to do what I love to do best. I like it. It is not a professional job, it is my hobby.
Obviously God has been nice to you. He saved your life from the air crash, what more do you want from God?
(Laughs) Heaven! I say heaven. There is no limit to the good things the people actually want from God. Everybody wants everything from God. Even God can keep blessing you till eternity. That is exactly what I want from Him. I want more from God. I will keep singing His praise and continue giving glory to Almighty God, even in bad times, not only in good times.
Can you tell us when you are getting married?
Ha, ha, ha! It is not finding a wife fast. I think what you need is a life partner. I mean, long lasting relationship, because I am a one-wife person. So, I don’t want to marry and divorce. I want to marry for the right reason. I don’t want to marry because every other person is getting married or I feel I am getting old or my family is saying you must marry, you must marry, because in my family we respect everybody’s decision. They are not on my neck or on my case. I know that the time will come. I did not say it’s going to take 10 years, 5 years, 2 years or one year, but definitely the time will come.