Reports about the marriage of 74-year-old Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono to a teenage girl in Kaduna State, have triggered backlash among Nigerians.
Nanono, was said to havd tied the knot with the 18-year-old school leaver in a secret wedding at the Weekend in Jere town of the State.
DailyNigerian, uncovered a secret wedding which was attended by only three representatives of the septuagenarian groom.
The bride, simply identified as Rakiya, has already settled in the minister’s Tamandu Close residence in Kano.
A family source who craved for anonymity said, “The minister only assigned three people and warned them against disclosing the details of the marriage to people.
The Minister’s family had kicked against the wedding, sources said Mr Nanono insisted on marrying the girl despite the over 50 years age gap.
“The minister is madly in love. He appeared unstoppable,” according to the source.
TheNewspad reports that video cameras were not allowed at the venue of the wedding, which has set tongues wagging among social Media users.