Pictures from how President Muhammadu Buahri and his family are celebrating Eid El Fitr in Aso Rock have surfaced on the Internet. In the pictures, the president, wife and children were seen smiling and posing happily for the shots.
Pictures of when they were praying in the early hours of the day have gone viral on social media. In the pictures, the president and his family were seen practicing social distancing and also using face masks as a method to prevent the spread of the pandemic coronavirus disease.
In 1971, Buhari married his first wife, Safinatu (née Yusuf). They had five children together, four girls and one boy. Their first daughter, Zulaihat (Zulai) was named after Buhari’s mother. Their other children are Fatima, Musa (deceased son), Hadiza, and Safinatu. On 14 January 2006, Safinatu, the former first lady, died from complications of diabetes. In November 2012, Buhari’s first daughter, Zulaihat (née Buhari) Junaid died from sickle cell anaemia, two days after having a baby at a hospital in Kaduna.
In 1988, Buhari and his first wife Safinatu divorced. In December 1989, Buhari married his second and current wife Aisha Buhari (née Halilu). They also had five children together, a boy and four girls: Aisha, Halima, Yusuf, Zahra and Amina.