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Wedding in Phoenix, Arizona
Sunny Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. was agog on Saturday, October 22nd, 2005 the day Mr. Nache D. Shekarri married Atinuke Alakija.
Wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Nache Shekarri
(seated L-R) Dr. Martin Shinkut, HRH Agwatyap, Dr. Harrison Y. Bungon, bride & groom, Senator Isaiah Balat and some of the Southern Kaduna family at the wedding
An Engineer by profession, the wedding of Mr. Nache Shekarri was held at the Ocotillo Golf Club, located at 3751 S Clubhouse Drive, Chandler, Arizona. The ceremony started at 4pm with a church service and was followed immediately with a grand wedding reception.
Guests at the wedding came from the Americas, Europe and Nigeria. Among dignatories that graced the occassion was His Royal Highness, Agwatyap (The Chief of Kataf),   Dr. Harrison Y. Bungon; Senator Isaiah Balat, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Kaduna South. Also in attendance at the event was Hon. Mathew Simon Gwazah, representative of Zangon Kataf Consitituency in the Kaduna State of Nigeria, House of Assembly.
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Prominent at the event was the presence of members of the Southern Kaduna Forum (SOKAFO) U.S.A. & Canada as well as that of the Nigerian community in Phoenix.
In his welcome speech at the reception, the father of the groom, Air Vice Marshall Ishaya Shekarri (rtd) thanked guests on behalf of the families for attending the wedding. He prayed that the union between the Alakija & Shekarri families will grow stronger. He went on to wish everyone that attended the event good health and prosperity in all their undertakings.
On hand to entertain guests was a local band and a dynamic DJ. Both kept the guests on their feet throughout the evening.
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The Broad African Resource Centre (BARC) Executive Director Esther Simon, extended congratulations on behalf of BARC to the new couple.
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