The agrarian village of Kiyi in Abuja was agog on Thursday, Oct. 17, when 96 year-old Pa AbdRahman Munse-Bwaye married his heartthrob, 73 year-old, Rukaya Yamwa-Piri.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the solemnisation of the marriage was held in Piri, a village in Kwali Area Council.
The “Amaria’’ (new wife), who moved into her husband’s residence from the wedding venue said that she was “delighted to marry a gentleman like AbdRahman’’.
Rukaya, said that the wedding was held in her native village is Piri, in Kwali Area Council.
Pa Munse, said to be about the oldest man in Kiyi village in Kuje Area Council, said that many people discouraged him from the “Nikkah’’ (marriage in Arabic), saying that he was too old for marriage.
He said that some even queried him, asking him if his son’s wives were not taking good care of him, to which he answered “they are taking good care of me but my own wife will certainly take care of me better,’’.
Pa Munse’s first wife, Hajia Zainab Godobe, died in 2008.
“Though, I married a widow, Salamatu, after my wife’s death, her children took her away some years ago leaving me without a wife, hence, I asked Rukayah to marry me and Allah made her to accept, I am very happy.’’
When NAN visited the elderly lovers, on Friday, the wife was seen preparing “tuwondawa’’, a guinea corn delicacy, for her husband.