Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State wedded Natasha Mariana, a Lebanese-Nigerian as his second wife at the Syrian mosque in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The event was graced by dignitaries including political figures, diplomats and business men from within and outside Nigeria. Others were academics, clerics, family and friends of the state executive. According to an online report by TheCable Mariana becomes the second wife of the governor, who is already married and has children.

Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed who turned 60 last October was elected Senator for Bauchi South, in Bauchi State in April 2007. He was appointed Minister of FCT (Federal Capital Territory) on 8 April 2010, by President Goodluck Jonathan. He won the Governorship of Bauchi State after a supplementary election beating Mohammed Abubakar, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor.

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