Photos from General Yakubu Gowon’s Wedding in 1969

On the 19th of April, 1969, Major-General Yakubu Gowon who as at then was Nigeria’s Head of State got married to Miss Victoria Zakari at the Christ Church Cathedral, Lagos. It was a joyous and memorable day for Nigerians even though there was an ongoing war in the country. Below are some lovely photos from the state wedding.

 

General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
General Yakubu Gowon and Victoria Zakari
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
The bride, her father and bridesmaids
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
General Yakubu Gowon and his bride, Victoria Zakari
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
Entrance of the bride accompanied by her father
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
General Yakubu Gowon and his wife cutting their wedding cake
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
General Yakubu Gowon and Admiral Akinwale Wey
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
The bride and her Chief bridesmaid
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
L – R: Yakubu Gowon’s elder sister Maryamu, his mother Saraya and relative arriving at his wedding. Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos, 1969.
General Yakubu Gowon and wife
General Yakubu Gowon's wedding
General Yakubu Gowon and the Bishop of Christ Church Cathedral

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