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Ribadu’s daughter apologises for her wedding dress

Fatima Ribadu-Abubakar, daughter of the former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s boss, Nuhu Ribadu, has apologised for her wedding dress which has caused...

Fatima Ribadu-Abubakar’s wedding dress/Twitter
Fatima Ribadu-Abubakar’s wedding dress/Twitter

Fatima Ribadu-Abubakar, daughter of the former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s boss, Nuhu Ribadu, has apologised for her wedding dress which has caused a stir on social media particularly amongst adherents of the Islamic Faith.

The newly wedded bride, in a statement, has said she wore the dress inside the house, adding that the colour of the dress is same with that of her skin which made people think her skin was exposed.

She said: “I cannot expose my skin.

“My wedding dress has the same colour with that of my skin, but I still apologize to my friends and family who don’t like what happened and I hope to learn from this.”

Fatima got married to Atiku’s son on Saturday in Abuja.

Aliyu is son to former vice president Atiku Abubakar and Fatima is daughter of former EFCC boss Nuhu Ribadu

The event was attended by top political figures including Atiku Abubakar, the groom’s father; Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Mai Mala Buni, All Progressives Congress caretaker chairman and Governor of Yobe state as well as Bisi Akande, the former APC interim chairman.

Fatima Ribadu-Abubakar and Aliyu Atiku’s wedding

The wedding also saw in attendance political figures from the two top political parties in the country with some state governors and their wives in attendance.

Guests at the wedding of the Nikaah in Maitama, Abuja

  • The Talking point

The talking points for the online community was the bride’s wedding dress.

Fatima Ribadu-Abubakar/Twitter

Pictures taken at the event showed an exposure of the bride’s neck to shoulder partially covered by dress and a veil she adorned.


  • The social media stir

The stir began while Ribadu was being congratulated on his daughters wedding after he made a tweet.

Nuhu Ribadu and his daughter, Fatima Ribadu-Abubakar/Twitter

“I just dropped off my daughter, Fatima, in her new home. It’s emotionally fulfilling exercise for a father.

“I deeply appreciate the honour done to my family by those who attended the wedding Fatiha earlier today, and those who sent in their goodwill and prayers. I thank you all.”

However, the reactions that greeted the post showed how disappointed some Nigerians were with his daughter’s outfit at the ocassion.

Here are some of them:

This is obviously not the first time children of high profile Northern Nigerians have been bashed on social media because of their wedding outfits.

Recall that Fatima Ganduje, daughter of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano and Adama Indimi, daughter of Mohammed Indimi, also received the same bashing online after their wedding ceremony.

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