Ahmed, known in the family circle as Alhaji Mai, is a younger brother to the embattled former wife of Mohammed Babangida, the son of Nigeria’s former military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida.
“Aisha Buhari doesn’t want her daughter to marry an elderly person, so she quickly asked one of her friends to search for a young man with good education and family background,” said the source who preferred not to be named.
“The wedding is planned to be low key, and is taking place in the next two weeks.”
Unconfirmed reports early this year indicated that Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, was planning to woo Zahra, but the governor quickly denied the report.
Ahmed is described as one of his father’s favorite sons, who accompanies him to local and international business meetings.